Pelicans vs. Thunder Prediction
The New Orleans Pelicans have lost three in a row as they get set to square off with the host Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. Can New Orleans manfacture the road win as the underdogs?
Friday, November 29, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena at 8:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Thunder are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 228.5 points. As of Friday morning, 52 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting New Orleans. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Pelicans fall to Lakers
New Orleans lost 114-110 at home Wednesday night versus Los Angeles to drop to 6-12 overall and 4-5 at home. Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans with 29 points on 12-of-23 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also racked up 12 assists, six rebounds and three steals. Brandon Ingram accounted for 23 points, 10 boards and two blocked shots. J.J. Redick tallied 18 points, four caroms and two assists. Kenrich Williams added 11 points and seven rebounds. New Orleans was outscored 35-21 in the fourth quarter of the defeat.
Thunder throttled by Trail Blazers
Oklahoma City lost 136-119 Wednesday night at Portland to drop to 6-11 overall and 1-7 on the road. The Thunder trailed 104-77 through three quarters in the lopsided loss. Abdel Nader paced OKC with 23 points off the bench on 7-of-9 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-6 at the free throw line. He also brought down two rebounds. Chris Paul tallied 16 points, five assists and two boards. Danilo Gallinari had 14 points, four caroms and two assists. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander accounted for 11 points, five dimes and two rebounds. Dennis Schroder added 10 points and three boards off the bench.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pelicans are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games versus the Western Conference. New Orleans is 8-23 ATS in its last 31 Friday games.
The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last five Friday games. Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last six home games.
New Orleans will likely be without Lonzo Ball again tonight as he battles an illness. New Orleans put a lot of heart and emotion into its last game versus LA only to fall short with a poor fourth quarter. This could be a letdown spot on the road two nights later. Considering OKC has been tough at home for the most part, I'm going to go with the hosts here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -4