Pelicans vs. Thunder - 2/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (41-16) 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
TV: TNT, FSOK
The Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans meet Thursday at the Smoothie King Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling after winning 15 of their last 20 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.7 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24 points and 10.2 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Cameron Payne is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.5 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 47.6 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won seven of their last nine road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24 points and 10.3 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.6 points and 1.1 assists. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.7 assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won four of their last six home games.
The Thunder are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Thunder are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in New Orleans and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Thunder are quietly rolling teams with wins in 15 of their last 20 games, and they're eager to lock up a top-three seed in the West. The Pelicans continue to play inconsistent ball and don't have enough talent to compete with this OKC team. Give me the Thunder and the reasonable chalk.