Tip-Off: 7 PM CT
Location: Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Spread: Pelicans (-5.5)
Trends Against The Spread
|11-9 (55%)||10-9 (52%)|
|6-4 (60%) on the road||5-4 (55%) at home|
|10-5 (66%) as underdog or pick||7-5 (58%) as favorite|
|6-2 (75%) as road underdog||4-3 (57%) as home favorite|
|Head To Head|
|0-0 (0%)||0-0 (0%)|
Trends Against The Total
- OKC has hit the over 70% of the time this season.
- The Pelicans have hit the over 57% of the time this season.
- The Thunder is 6-4 against the over on the road this season.
- New Orleans is 3-6 against the over at home this season.
The Thunder went 2-1 against the Pelicans last season (1-1 at home, 1-0 on the road).
Why the Thunder Will Cover (+5.5)
Let’s just pretend that Saturday’s game in Houston never happened. OKC should come out against the Pelicans with much better energy, and I anticipate the Thunder backcourt to thrive since the Pelicans should be missing Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum. I don’t know if OKC wins this one because Zion Williamson and Jonas Valanciunas will surely give the Thunder fits, but it’ll be close for sure.
Why the Game Will Hit the Over (232.5)
The Thunder and the Pelicans are two of the highest-scoring teams in the league, and I think that makes for a high-scoring affair that will surely hit the over.
On the Season