Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 1-9 and a road record of 0-6. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.2 as they are averaging 100.2 points per game while giving up 109.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 6-5 and a home record of 4-2. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.8 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 25.5 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 15.7 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Russell Westbrook averages 26.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 10.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Serge Ibaka averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
New Orleans averages 100.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 110.8 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 56.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 29th with 17.3 per game. The Thunder allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Thunder force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-8-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-6-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-6-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out 2-3 months
10/26/15 PG Norris Cole Ankle out indefinitely
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Tyreke Evans Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/17/15 G Andre Roberson Flu "?" Wednesday vs. New Orleans
11/12/15 F Kevin Durant Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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