New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 4/14/14
Oklahoma City Thunder (58-21) at New Orleans Pelicans (32-48)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm (New Orleans Arena)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FOX Sports New Orleans
The Oklahoma City Thunder will play their last regular season road game on Monday when they play the New Orleans Pelicans. The Thunder have won the first two meetings this season.
The Thunder are coming off a 102-97 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday that snapped their three-game winning streak. OKC is now 4-3 SU in the month of April. On the season, the Thunder average 106.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allow 99.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is shooting just 21.3 percent from the free throw line in his last five games, including 2-11 in the Thunder’s loss to the Pacers. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 43-34-2 ATS overall and 20-19 ATS on the road.
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The Pelicans have lost eight games in a row and will likely end their season on a 10-game losing streak without Anthony Davis or Eric Gordon in the lineup. On the season, the Pelicans average 99.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allow 102.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. However, without Davis on the floor, the Pelicans have been playing even worse defense, allowing 100 or more points in six of their last seven games. Austin Rivers has scored in the double figures in four straight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are 35-39-6 ATS overall and 20-17-2 ATS at home.
The Thunder are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Southwest and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Pelicans are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Thunder are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans, while the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
I'd stay away from this game due to the fac tthe Thunder may end up resting their starters. However, if you must pick, the only option is taking OKC and the chalk. The Thunder should win this game and cover the number with or without their best players on the floor.
However, please check the roster updates before placing a wager.