Thunder vs. Pelicans Prediction
Is the betting total for Wednesday night’s matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans set too high? Tonight’s game tips off at 8:00 p.m. ET.
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Thunder are 2-point favorites to beat the Pelicans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 232 points and as of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the point spread.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fantasy Spin
Russell Westbrook scored 12 points (4-of-18 FGs, 4-of-8 FTs) with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, and four turnovers in 36 minutes against the Jazz on Monday. Westbrook had an ugly shooting night again on Monday, but still racked up his sixth triple-double of the season and third in a row. He's back to averaging a triple-double for the season once again. It might not always be pretty, but Russ is one of the best players in 8-cat leagues because of the sheer volume he puts up.
New Orleans Pelicans Fantasy Spin
Anthony Davis (hip) scored 41 points (17-of-34 FG, 7-of-9 FT) with seven rebounds, four steals and two assists in 38 minutes Monday vs. the Celtics. On a night in which the Pelicans guards struggled mightily, it was Davis who did the heavy lifting and kept the visitors afloat before the Celtics pulled away in the fourth quarter. Looking healthy just one day after a hip injury limited him to 26 minutes in Sunday's win over the Pistons, the 6'10 forward has now scored 40 points or more in a game four times this season.
NBA Betting Trends
The Thunder is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight games versus the Pelicans and has covered the number in 11 of its last 15 trips to the Big Easy.
The Pelicans are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games coming off a loss.
The under is 14-6 in the Thunder’s last 20 road games, is 37-16 in its last 53 road games when facing an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 and is 7-1 in OKC’s last eight games when its opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous contest. On the other side, the under has cashed in six of the Pelicans’ last eight games, is 5-1 in their last six contests coming off one day of rest, and is 7-3 in their last 10 home games versus an opponent with a winning road record.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Thunder/Pelicans under 232