English
Menu
Matchups

OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

Thunder Struggling To Cover Against Lowly Pelicans

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for their fifth-straight victory when they host New Orleans Sunday, but bettors should tread carefully, as OKC is just 2-6 ATS in their past eight games against the Pelicans. The last time these two teams met, the Pelicans won 123-119 despite closing as 6.5-point underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • The Thunder are 4-0 SU and ATS in their past 4 games.
  • The Pelicans are 2-10 SU in their past 12 road games, including 2-7 this season.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past 5 games between the Thunder and Pelicans.

You can’t talk about the Thunder without talking about Russell Westbrook, who is the early frontrunner for to win the MVP. Westbrook has been astonishingly good during the Thunder’s current four-game winning streak, as the point man has averaged 28.8 points, 14.3 assists and 13.8 rebounds while recording a triple-double in each outing.

The one player in the NBA to average more points per game than Westbrook has been Anthony Davis. The Pelicans’ star has averaged 31.5 ppg on the season and has topped the 40-point mark on four occasions. In the past five outings, Davis has averaged 34.8 points and 11.6 rebounds.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oklahoma City Thunder opened as -7-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 213.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 112-105 result in favor of the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder sport a record of 12-8 and 10-10 ATS heading into this matchup, while the New Orleans Pelicans sit at 7-13 and 9-10-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 10-9-1 for the Oklahoma City Thunder and 11-9 for the New Orleans Pelicans. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs New Orleans injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated New Orleans Pelicans taking on the No. 9-rated Oklahoma City Thunder in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 7-ranked offense (108 PPG) against a New Orleans Pelicans defense that ranks No. 17 at 105.4 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder have averaged 45.95% from the field per game, more than the New Orleans Pelicans have managed so far this NBA season (44.78% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pelicans got 21 points from Anthony Davis, but it was Los Angeles that prevailed in a 114-96 final on Friday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • New Orleans is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
  • New Orleans is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 15 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans home to Memphis, Monday, December 5th
Oklahoma City at Atlanta, Monday, December 5th

Comments