Pelicans vs. Thunder - 2/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (24-24) at New Orleans Pelicans (26-22)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans play Wednesday at the Smoothie King Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last eight games and hope to get their playoff run going. On the season, OKC is averaging 99.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 98.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.9 points and 7.6 assists while Serge Ibaka is averaging 14.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is dishing 4.4 assists and Dion Waiters is shooting 38.4 percent from the field. The Oklahoma City Thunder are trying to get back in the playoff convo but have to get healthy and improve on the offensive end. The Thunder are shooting just 40.9 percent from the field and 29.5 percent from deep in their last five games. Kevin Durant and Perry Jones are questionable for this game with injuries.
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The New Orleans Pelicans have won six of their last seven games and are also chasing a playoff spot. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 100.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 10.5 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 17 points and 5.8 assists. Ryan Anderson is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Eric Gordon is dishing 3.8 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are really clicking on the offensive end, as they’re shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from downtown in their last five games. The Pelicans have won seven of their last eight games SU when topping 100 points, and are coming off a win over the Hawks in which they shot 50 percent from the field.
The Thunder are 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pelicans are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New Orleans.
I'm really starting to like this Pelicans team, and you should too the way they're crushing the number. With no Durant, look for New Orleans to win this game and cover the tiny chalk.