Pelicans vs. Thunder - 12/2/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (5-12) at New Orleans Pelicans (7-8)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
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The New Orleans Pelicans and the Oklahoma City Thunder face off on Tuesday in NBA action.
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The New Orleans Pelicans were looking like an improved team earlier this season but now they have come crashing back to Earth losing their last three games. New Orleans is 4-2 at home but they are just 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans are averaging 100.5 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 98.8 points and their opponents shoot 46.1 percent. Anthony Davis leads the Pelicans averaging 24.9 points and 11.3 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is averaging 15.5 points and 6.2 assists, Ryan Anderson is averaging 15.3 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Tyreke Evans is averaging 14.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. The Pelicans have played six of their last seven games on the road.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won their last two games but that still leaves them at 5-12 for the year. OKC is 1-7 on the road this season and 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Thunder are averaging 90.9 points and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 93.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Russell Westbrook is back in action and he is averaging 24 points and 6.0 assists per game. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 7.5 assists, Serge Ibaka is averaging 15.8 points and 7.8 rebounds, and Perry Jones is averaging 15 points. With Westbrook back and Kevin Durant do back soon, the Thunder don’t want to waste any more games.
New Orleans is 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 15 home games, 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-4 against the spread o two days rest. Oklahoma City is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record. The favorite has covered the spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
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