Thunder Against the Spread | OKC Needs a Win in NOLA

Tip-Off: 7:30 PM CT

Location: Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Spread: Pelicans (-2)

Total: 233.5

Trends Against The Spread

40-25-1 (61%)30-35-1 (46%)
19-11-1 (63%) on the road18-14 (56%) at home
29-15-1 (65%) as underdog or pick16-14 (53%) as favorite
Location Status
19-7-1 (73%) as road underdog11-10 (52%) as home favorite
Head To Head
1-2 (33%)2-1 (66%)
  • OKC has hit the over 56% of the time this season.
  • The Pelicans have hit the over 50% of the time this season.
  • The Thunder is 15-16 against the over on the road this season.
  • New Orleans is 14-18 against the over at home this season.

Team Stats


Series History

The Thunder is 0-3 against the Pelicans so far this season (0-2 at home, 0-1 on the road).

Why the Thunder Will Cover (+2)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jaylen Williams are both back in the lineup tonight, and they should be well-rested. Add to it that Brandon Ingram is a game-time decision after spraining his ankle late in the game Wednesday night. Taking all of that into consideration, plus the fact that the Pelicans have a few other injuries they’re dealing with, I feel pretty good about OKC covering and pulling out a win on the road.

Why the Game Will Hit the Over (233.5)

SGA has been on a tear lately, and despite his injury, he’s been putting up high-scoring on high efficiency. Meanwhile, Jaylen Williams has also been playing his best basketball of the season. While I think OKC gets the win in New Orleans, I do think it’ll be a fairly close game, so in the end, I expect to see plenty of points. I’m taking the over on the point total.

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