New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (1-4, 5th in the Southwest Division) go to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Oklahoma City Thunder (1-4, 5th in the Northwest Division). The spread on this contest has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 231.
The Pelicans are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 2-3-0 ATS. Oklahoma City covers the spread 60.0% of the time, going 3-2-0 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/31/2019 Derrick Favors C Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 2
10/21/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/31/2019 Steven Adams C Knee Game Time Decision
10/31/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Game Time Decision
Brandon Ingram comes into this contest averaging 26.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Josh Hart averages 13.8 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 18.4 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 21.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.0 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 121.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 30.6 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 16.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 124.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 26.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 26th in the league with 102.2 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 50.8 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Thunder are 8th in turnovers per game with 18.6. The Thunder surrender 101.4 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Pelicans are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 113.9, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 26th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 106.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. New Orleans is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 30th in the league. The Thunder are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 99.1, and their defensive rating of 98.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -5
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