Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans - 2/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (40-16) at New Orleans Pelicans (22-34)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder invade the Smoothie King Center to battle the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.
The Thunder have won 15 of their last 19 games but they will be breathing a little sigh of relief after last night's 116-103 win at Dallas which snapped a two-game skid. Kevin Durant scored 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Russell Westbrook added 24 points, seven rebounds and 13 assists while Steven Adams added 15 points as the Thunder endured a season-high 33 points from the Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki. With the win, OKC completes the season sweep of the Mavs and improve to 41-16 on the season overall which has them currently at third place in the Western Conference standings.
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Meanwhile, the Pelicans are mired near the bottom of the standings with an overall record of 22-34 but they've been in decent form lately with four wins in their last six outings. The Pelicans flew into Washington on Tuesday looking for a third straight win but instead lost by 109-89 in one of their worst performances in recent weeks. Jrue Holiday had a nice outing of 20 points and seven assists off the bench while Ryan Anderson added 16 points, but Anthony Davis finished with just nine points despite playing his full quota of 37 minutes.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games, while the Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Head to head, the Thunder are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall but a dominant 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in New Orleans.
The Thunder have been a bit disappointing ATS lately but they looked really good last night and should be able to win and cover despite playing on the second night of a back-to-back set.