Thunder vs. Pelicans - 2/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (19-32) at Oklahoma City Thunder (39-14)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -12 -- Over/Under: 220.5 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Thursday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.5 points and 10.2 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 17.1 points and six rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.4 assists and Dante Cunningham is grabbing three rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to remain red hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.8 points and eight rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.1 points and 10 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won eight straight home games.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Pelicans are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Oklahoma City and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Thunder are crushing teams right now and are catching a very inconsistent Pelicans squad on the end of a back to back. The chalk is a little steep for my taste, but OKC should be able to take care of it with the way its playing right now.