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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Oklahoma City Thunder (8-18) host the New Orleans Pelicans (8-21) after losing five home games in a row. The Pelicans are favored by only 1.5 points in the contest, which begins at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The point total for the matchup is set at 210.5.

Pelicans vs. Thunder Predictions

Pelicans vs. Thunder Betting Odds

Pelicans vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Pelicans -1.5 210.5 points

Pelicans vs. Thunder Last 10 Games

  • New Orleans covered the spread five times in its past 10 matchups while putting up a 5-5 record straight-up in those games.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over in six of those 10 games.
  • The past 10 Pelicans games averaged 4.8 more points (215.3) than this matchup’s point total.
  • Over the past 10 games, the Pelicans are scoring 5.8 points more per game compared to their season average.
  • Oklahoma City is 2-8 overall and 5-5-0 against the spread in its last 10 games.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have combined to hit the over in six of the past 10 games.
  • The past 10 Thunder games averaged 0.4 more points (210.9) than this matchup’s point total.
  • Across their last 10 games, the Thunder are scoring at a rate of 98.5 PPG, equal to their season-long scoring average.

Pelicans vs. Thunder Betting Trends

  • New Orleans has gone 12-17-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Pelicans are 1-2 ATS when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.
  • New Orleans games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 11 times this season.
  • This season, the Pelicans have a 43.2% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.4% lower than the 44.6% of shots the Thunder’s opponents have knocked down.
  • New Orleans has a 6-3 record against the spread and a 4-5 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 44.6% from the field.
  • Oklahoma City has registered a 15-11-0 record against the spread this year.
  • In games this year when an underdog by 1.5 points or more, the Thunder have gone 14-10 against the spread.
  • Oklahoma City games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 10 times this year.
  • The Thunder have shot at a 41.0% rate from the field this season, 6.3 percentage points less than the 47.3% shooting opponents of the Pelicans have averaged.
  • Oklahoma City is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall when it shoots better than 47.3% from the field.

Pelicans vs. Thunder Over/Under Trends

  • A total of 16 New Orleans games this season have gone over Wednesday’s total of 210.5 points.
  • There have been 13 Oklahoma City games that have finished with a combined score higher than 210.5 points this season.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 202.2 points per game, 8.3 points fewer than the over/under of 210.5 for this matchup.
  • These two teams give up a combined 218.1 points per game, 7.6 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Pelicans have seen a 215.9 over/under in their games this season, 5.4 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 2.9 points fewer than the average over/under in Thunder’s games this season (213.4 points).

Pelicans Team Leaders

  • Jonas Valanciunas: 18.7 PTS, 11.9 REB, 51.5 FG%, 45.7 3PT% (32-for-70)
  • Brandon Ingram: 22.9 PTS, 44.7 FG%, 35.8 3PT% (39-for-109)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 13.7 PTS, 36.7 FG%, 31.1 3PT% (60-for-193)
  • Devonte’ Graham: 13.2 PTS, 1.2 STL, 36.8 FG%, 34.8 3PT% (72-for-207)
  • Josh Hart: 11.3 PTS, 51.1 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (17-for-51)

Thunder Team Leaders

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 21.2 PTS, 5.0 AST, 41.0 FG%, 29.5 3PT% (43-for-146)
  • Josh Giddey: 10.4 PTS, 5.8 AST, 39.4 FG%, 24.7 3PT% (21-for-85)
  • Luguentz Dort: 17.0 PTS, 42.3 FG%, 33.2 3PT% (62-for-187)
  • Darius Bazley: 8.8 PTS, 1.2 BLK, 37.6 FG%, 28.7 3PT% (27-for-94)
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 7.0 PTS, 42.1 FG%, 34.9 3PT% (29-for-83)

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