The Pelicans are a heavy underdog tonight in Oklahoma City but have been a great play for bettors in previous games versus the Thunder.
Oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI currently list the Thunder as 12-point home favorites over the Pelicans for tonight’s 8:00PM ET tip-off. The total, meanwhile, has been bet down from 220.5 to 218.
New Orleans has covered in five of its last six games versus Oklahoma City and is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight road games versus the Thunder. The underdog, not surprisingly, is also a perfect 6-0 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams while the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
How have the Pelicans done recently at the betting window? They’re just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall but they’re 6-0 against the number in their last six games versus Northwest opponents and 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days of rest.