Pelicans vs. Thunder Prediction

NBA Predictions: Thunder a good bet to cover spread vs. Pelicans? 2/26/17

Are the Thunder a good bet to cover as a home favorite tonight against the Pelicans at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder are a 6.5-point home favorite versus the Pelicans after opening as a 4.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 214 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of sports books.

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The Pelicans enter play having dropped six of their last 10 games and are just 3-7 at the betting window during that same span. They're 28-31 against the spread on the season, including 14-15 ATS on the road.

The Thunder have split over their last 10 games, going 5-5 on the hardwood but 6-4 against the spread during that same span. They're 32-25 against the number on the year, including 19-9 against the spread at home.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Pelicans are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Clippers and have failed to cover in five of their last six games versus Northwest Division opponents as well. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400 and are 15-3 ATS in their last 18 games versus a team with a losing record.

 

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