The revamped New Orleans Pelicans looked like a team that was struggling to get used to playing together but the new-look Pellies will try to get things on track vs Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. Oddsmakers initially set the Thunder as 4.5-point home chalk with a total of 214.
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- The Pelicans are 6-20 SU in their last 26 games against the Thunder.
- The total has gone OVER in six of the Pelicans’ last eight games against the Thunder.
- The Pelicans are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games on the road against the Thunder.
Westbrook has averaged 32.3 points, 13 boards and 9.7 assists in three victories over New Orleans this season. The Thunder made some changes at the trade deadline as well by adding forwards Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from Chicago. The duo made their debuts in a 110-93 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
The Pels turned the ball over 20 times – seven by Cousins – and shot under 42 percent in the last two contests. Superstar big man Anthony Davis drained 17-of-34 shots in a 96-83 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday but his team was just 14-of-44 behind him.
OKC has been the better bet in this series of late, as the Thunder are 3-0 ATS against New Orleans this year.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Oklahoma City Thunder installed as -4.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 214.
A 114-100 result in favor of the Thunder is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Oklahoma City Thunder sit at 33-25 (32-26 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the New Orleans Pelicans are currently 23-36 (27-31-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Oklahoma City is 25-30-3 OU and New Orleans is 28-31 OU. This season the Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-25 overall and 32-26 ATS against the number, while the New Orleans Pelicans are 23-36 and 27-31-1 ATS. As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 25-30-3 on the OU, and New Orleans is 28-31. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs New Orleans injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 15 (Oklahoma City Thunder) and the No. 28 (Pelicans) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark.
Offensively the game matches up Oklahoma City’s No. 13-ranked offense (106 PPG) against a New Orleans Pelicans defense that ranks No. 22 at 106.71 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder have averaged 44.96% from the field per game, more than the New Orleans Pelicans have managed so far this NBA season (44.47% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Pelicans got a terrific 39-point performance from Anthony Davis but Dallas handed them a 96-83 defeat on Saturday at American Airlines Center.
The Thunder got 19 points from Alex Abrines as Oklahoma City ran past Los Angeles 110-93 on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
- New Orleans is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
- New Orleans is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 5 games
- New Orleans is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Oklahoma City is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New Orleans home to Detroit, Wednesday, March 1st
Oklahoma City home to Utah, Tuesday, February 28th