Thursday, February 11, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 220.5.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 19-32 and a road record of 6-20. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. New Orleans is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-21. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 39-14 and a home record of 24-5. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.9 points per game and surrendering 102, good for a point differential of 7.9. Oklahoma City has a division record of 10-1 and a conference record of 26-5. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.1 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 10 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 27.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
New Orleans averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 109.9 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 98.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Thunder score 108.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 115.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.8 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 113 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-30-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-25-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 21-31-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-29-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/05/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/25/16 G Andre Roberson Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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