Pelicans vs. Thunder Pick
Are the New Orleans Pelicans going to earn an important home win today when they meet the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder at 6PM ET?
511 Oklahoma City Thunder at 512 Oklahoma City Thunder, 6PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Thunder are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 226 points.
The line opened as a pick'em before shifting in Oklahoma City's favor, while the total has dropped from 227 points. The Thunder are a unanimous 1-point favorite at all books, while the total is at 226 most sportsbooks but can be found at 225.5.
As of Sunday afternoon, 54 percent of public bets have been placed on the Pelicans. Online wager info also shows that 63 percent of bets are on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Oklahoma City shooting guard Andre Roberson (patellar tendon) is on the season. For New Orleans, three players are out for the season - point guard Frank Jackson (foot), center DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) and center Alexis Ajinca (knee).
The Pelicans have won both meetings this season by scores of 114-107 at home on Nov. 20 and 114-10 at OKC on February 2. The Thunder have lost three in a row and four of their last five as they have been unable to find a winning formula at the end of close games. While New Orleans has also lost three in a row, it still holds the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoffs and will treat this game with the utmost importance. Go with the home team here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +1