Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s clash in the NBA. The OKC Thunder are looking for their third straight win as they hit the road and take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The way their season has played out so far, the OKC Thunder could very well change their name to the OKC Comeback Kings. They were down by double-digits in all 3 wins so far this season, but they managed to come back in all 3 of them and are slowly building a reputation despite being one of the youngest teams in the NBA. In their latest win over San Antonio they were down by as many as 16 points, but a 20-point turnaround in the 3rd quarter sealed the deal for them at home. They are now 2-2 at the Paycom Center and have a pretty good chance to go over .500 against a team they’ve beaten 5 times in the last 7 meetings. The Thunder are a respectable 5-1 ATS over their last 6 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
I know we’re still only in November, but I’m afraid the New Orleans Pelicans can already start looking forward to next season as things are simply falling off track in this one. They have the worst record in the NBA, their two leading scorers are out and they rank near the bottom in almost every relevant statistical category. In their last two games they mustered only 85 and 92 points and lost by an average of 28.5 points per game against the Warriors and Mavs. The disappointments just keep on pilling up and I cannot really see when this is going to turn around for them. They’ve gone just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games and have dropped 5 straight at home.
And despite all that the oddsmakers have the Pelicans as the favorites here for some reason. Seems a bit odd, but good for us to take advantage of a good price. Momentum is on OKC’s side as they’ve won two in a row and interestingly enough the road team has won the last 5 match-ups here, so let’s hope the Thunder make it 6 straight. Back OKC to win.
New Orleans Pelicans – Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
New Orleans Pelicans – Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions
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These two teams are among the lower tier in the NBA when it comes to offensive talent, especially the Pelicans with so many important players being out due to injury. The under has landed 4 times in their last 5 games and that’s mainly because they struggling to even get to 100 points these days. Jonas Valanciunas is the only reliable threat to score, but even he is averaging under 20 points per game. Oklahoma City is also having issues scoring, they average 98.1 points per game on the season, in road games that’s even worse at just 92 points per game. They finished under 100 points in 3 of their last 4 games. So basically we have two teams that rank 28th and 29th in offensive efficiency, there’s really no other option to recommend here than going with under the total.
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