New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Tips 11/29/2019
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -4
Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (6-12, 3rd in the Southwest Division) travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-11, 5th in the Northwest Division). Oklahoma City opens this game as 4 point favorites. The total opens at 227.
The Pelicans cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 9-9-0 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 58.8% of the time, going 10-7-0 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/27/2019 Lonzo Ball PG Illness Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
11/27/2019 Derrick Favors PF Personal Game Time Decision
11/22/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/25/2019 Hamidou Diallo SG Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jan 4
11/25/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Brandon Ingram comes into this game averaging 25.9 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jrue Holiday averages 19.3 points per contest in 35.9 minutes per game. He averages 7.3 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Danilo Gallinari scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 18.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 115.7 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 16.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 120.1 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 21st in the NBA with 107.4 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.41. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21.8. The Thunder are 19th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Thunder give up 108.8 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 46.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. New Orleans is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 5th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Thunder are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 14th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -4
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