New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 1/24/2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 11 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 22-25. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.0 as they average 117.1 points per game while giving up 115.1 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 29-18 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 114.0 points per game and surrender 109.1, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-25-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-22-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 25-21-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-23-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/19/19 F Anthony Davis Hand is downgraded to out 1-2 weeks
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Alex Abrines Personal is out indefinitely
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Julius Randle averages 20.1 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Paul George averages 27.0 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Russell Westbrook averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 10.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 117.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 26.8 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 115.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 7th in the league with 114.0 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 22.9. The Thunder are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Thunder surrender 109.1 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per game.
The Pelicans are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 25th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. New Orleans is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Thunder are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans +11
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