Best Warriors-Pelicans NBA Prop Bets Tonight (Jan. 10): Live updates, betting advice on Steph Curry, Brandon Ingram, more

Welcome back to our Wednesday NBA Prop-A-Shot series, where we unveil our favorite prop bets for the marquee game of the night before following all of the action live. What’s on tap tonight? A primetime matchup between Zion Williamson and the Pelicans and Steph Curry and the Warriors in San Francisco (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). Our props before and during this game should help you boost your bankroll in a major way. 

Here’s how this works:

  • On Wednesday morning, we will share our top prop bets and hand-picked wagers for the Pels and Dubs showdown. We’ll also update the odds and picks throughout the day.
  • Once the game tips off, we’ll follow our picks, surface any noteworthy lines, AND detail the angles and opportunities we look for in the live betting market.
  • At the end of the night, we will follow up on each bet — traditional and live — discussing which of our wagers hit and which missed and which major storylines or developments unfolded.

This is a great chance for you to uncover new strategies before and during NBA games, and see what kind of interesting moneyline, spread, and over/under developments take place throughout the course of the game. Our Prop-A-Shot bets have gone 29-21 through three weeks, good for a .580 winning percentage. Whether you’re thinking about dabbling in betting for the first time or you’re a seasoned bettor looking to sharpen your edge, we’ve got you covered!

Remember to check back throughout the day as well as during the game this evening for updates, live value betting opportunities, and all the betting results as the games conclude. Good luck, have fun, and may the odds be forever in your favor! 

All odds courtesy of BetMGM, an authorized gaming operator of the NBA.

Steph Curry points

  • Best bet: OVER 28.5 points (-115)
  • Another good bet: Curry to score Warriors’ first field goal (+300)

The Warriors have very little time to mess around at this point. They’re 17-19, in the middle of a 5-5 stretch, and sitting in the 12th seed in the West with a miserable 11-15 conference record. It’s time for Steve Kerr’s squad to ride its two-time MVP before it falls out of contention completely.

Curry scored just nine points in Golden State’s 15-point loss to Toronto on Sunday. The Dubs got an extra day off since then — and the good news that Draymond Green will be back from suspension soon — so we expect a more prepared and more motivated Warriors team this evening.

And Curry should be firing early and often to get the taste out of his mouth from Sunday — the last time he scored single-digits this season, he came back the next night and dropped 33. One game after he was held to eight points in March 2022, he dropped 47. You can’t hold the shooting GOAT down for very long. Bet on a quick rebound for Steph, and bet on him scoring the Warriors’ first basket of the night. 

Zion Williamson points

  • Best bet: OVER 22.5 points (-105)
  • Note: Zion was listed as a game-time decision with a quad contusion — he’s now confirmed active

Zion, who was iffy earlier in the day, is playing. We are pounding the OVER. He’s too strong for the Warriors’ perimeter defenders to contain, and he has evolved as more than just a power dunker this season. 

Brandon Ingram points

  • Best bet: OVER 20.5 (-110) (down 2 points since the Zion announcement)
  • Another good bet: OVER 4.5 rebounds (-120)

Ingram has enjoyed good head-to-head stats against the Dubs over the past couple seasons, so we like his chances of showing out with or without Zion active. In five games against Golden State since 2020-21, the All-Star swingman has averaged 27 points per game. We like BI to get out of his mini-slump tonight, dropping 23-plus for the first time since New Year’s Eve. 

Herbert Jones rebounds, steals

  • Bet bet: OVER 4.5 rebounds (-140)
  • Another good bet: OVER 1.5 steals (+165)

Herb Jones is an underrated defender and hustle player, so we like him to step up if Zion is inactive — or even if Zion plays but is banged up, limited, or on a minutes restriction. Golden State has been soft and sloppy without Draymond, so Herb should benefit on the glass and with takeaways. 

CJ McCollum three-pointers

  • Best bet: UNDER 3.5 three-pointers (-125)

McCollum only hit 2-of-8 three-pointers in New Orleans’ first game against the Dubs this season, and he’s 37-of-107 from long-distance in 15 games against Golden State dating back to 2017-18. That averages out to 2.4 three-pointers per game. With the Warriors holding opponents to the seventh-worst opposing three-point percentage in the NBA this season (35%), we’re fading McCollum tonight despite his hot shooting of late. 

Steph Curry turnovers

  • Best bet: UNDER 2.5 turnovers (+135)

The Warriors have made it a point to take better care of the basketball over the past few games, averaging 11.5 giveaways per game across four January contests after finishing each of the first three calendar months of the season with averages of at least 14.3 turnovers per game. The renewed focus obviously starts with Steph, who has turned the ball over just twice in three of the Warriors’ past four games. Bet on the trend to continue and enjoy the plus odds.

Some fun exotic props

  • Jonas Valanciunas to make his first field goal attempt (-135)
  • Warriors win race to 10 points (-115)
  • Moneyline and both teams to score 100 points: Pelicans and yes (-110)

With Draymond Green still out and the Pels continuing to play strong basketball of late, we like the visitors to pull this one out and maybe even cover the -2.5 (although we probably won’t bet the spread or moneyline either way if Zion sits). The biggest advantage New Orleans enjoys over Golden State is down low, and we like Big V’s chances of hitting his first shot up close. We would feel confident betting the Warriors to win the race to 10, but we expect NOLA to lead when the final buzzer blows. 

Good luck, check back throughout the day for updates, and see you at the 8:30 p.m. tip-off for live betting updates and recommendations throughout the game!

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