New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans

Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Smoothie King Center)

NO -140, NO -2.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder head to New Orleans, LA on Sunday for a game against the Pelicans in the second game of a home and home series between the two teams.  In their last game, the Thunder defeated the Pelicans by the score of 109-104.  The Thunder were led in points by Dennis Schroder who recorded 25 points on the night while shooting 11 of 24 from the field. Schroder led the Thunder in assists as well, as he recorded 7 while playing 32 minutes in the game.  Oklahoma City was led in rebounds by Steven Adams who recorded 12 on the night, including 3 coming offensively.   

Oklahoma City is now 7-11 on the year and are in 4th place in the Northwest Division.  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been Oklahoma City’s driving force on offense as he is leading the team in points per game with 18.3.  Steven Adams has been the Thunder’s most productive rebounder and is averaging 8.9 rebounds per game.  Chris Paul continues to have a stellar career and is currently leading the Thunder assist man as he is averaging 5.6 assists per game.  The Thunder enter Sunday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.   

On Sunday, the New Orleans Pelicans welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to town to finish the two teams’ home and home series.  In the Pelicans loss against the Thunder, Brandon Ingram led New Orleans in points, scoring 26 while going 11 of 17 from the fiend and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. Ingram also led the Pelicans in rebounds, recording 8 on the night, including 1 offensively.  Jrue Holiday led New Orleans in assists with 6 on the night while playing a total of 41 minutes in the game. 

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The Pelicans come into Sunday’s game with a record of 6-13 and are currently in 4th place in the Southwest Division.  On the year, the Pelicans are led in points per game by Brandon Ingram who has scored 25.9 points per game.  Ingram also leads the Pelicans in rebounds per game with 7.4.  Jrue Holiday leads the Pelicans in assists per game with 7.2.  New Orleans heads into Sunday’s game with 4 players listed on their injury report as Lonzo Ball and Kenrich Williams are day to day while Derrick Favors and Zion Williamson are out.   

The Thunder are scoring 107.5 points per game and allowing 108.6 points per game.  The Pelicans are scoring an average of 115.1 points per game while allowing 119.5 points per game.  In their last 5 games played, Oklahoma City is 3-2 while New Orleans is 1-4.  This will be the third game of the year between these two teams as the Thunder has won both previous meetings this season by the scores of 115-104 and 109-104 with both games being played in Oklahoma City.  Although the Thunder have had success against the Pelicans this season, I am going to go with New Orleans in this one.  New Orleans has a record of 4-5 at home, but the Thunder are currently 1-7 on the road this season and I don’t see the Thunder beating the Pelicans for a third straight time.  New Orleans wins 115-110 and covers the spread.     

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Travis’s Pick NO -140, NO -2.5

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