New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/13/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Smoothie King Center)
New Orleans Pelicans -2.0 (-105)
TV: FSNO, FSOK
The Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans meet Thursday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 assists. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.6 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won seven straight home games.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.9 points and 4.2 assists while Zion Williamson is averaging 21 points and 7.7 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is dishing two assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last eight home games.
The Thunder are 21-5 ATS in their last 26 road games, 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 1 days rest and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win and 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Thunder last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Pelicans last 4 games as a favorite. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in New Orleans.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are red hot and have won seven straight at home, but there's something about the Pelicans and the energy they're playing with since the return of Zion. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from three in their last five games. As hot as OKC has been lately, I'm not stepping in front of the Pelicans at home. I'll lay the bucket.