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New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 1/6/2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (4-3) are 8-point favorites as they prepare to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4) on January 6, 2021. A point total of 213.5 has been set for the game.

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How to Watch

Time: 8:00 PM EST
TV Channel: FS-OK

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Pelicans vs. Thunder Betting Data

Pelicans vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -8 -110 -110 213.5 -110 -110

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Pelicans Betting Data

  • New Orleans has a solid record against the spread this year, going 3-2 ATS.
  • New Orleans routinely hits the over, breaking the point total in 6 of 7 games (85.7%).

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Thunder Betting Data

  • This season, Oklahoma City is 3-3 against the spread.
  • Oklahoma City has hit the over in 6 of 6 games this season (100%).

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Point Total Insights

  • New Orleans' games this year have gone over the point total for Wednesday's matchup total (213.5 points) in 857.1% of opportunities (60 out of seven matchups).
  • In Oklahoma City's games this season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Wednesday's matchup over/under in three out of six matchups (50%).
  • The point total for the matchup of 213.5 is 6.7 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Pelicans (106.3 points per game) and the Thunder (100.5 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 215.1 points per game, 1.6 more than this contest's over/under.
  • This season the average total for Pelicans games is 210.6 points, 2.9 fewer than the over/under of 213.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 2.2 points more than the average over/under in Thunder's games this season (211.3 points).

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Oklahoma City has a 7-3 record in games against New Orleans, while the Thunder also hold a 3-1-1 advantage against the spread when matched up with the Pelicans.

Pelicans vs Thunder in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/31/2020 Pelicans Thunder -5.5 214.5 -220 180 Regular Season 113-80 NO
2/13/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -3 235 -159 133 Regular Season 123-118 OKC
12/1/2019 Pelicans Pelicans -3 228.5 -146 123 Regular Season 107-104 OKC
11/29/2019 Thunder Thunder -5 229 -212 176 Regular Season 109-104 OKC
11/2/2019 Thunder Thunder -2.5 228 -133 113 Regular Season 115-104 OKC
2/14/2019 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 131-122 NO
1/24/2019 - Thunder - - - - Regular Season 122-116 OKC
12/12/2018 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 118-114 NO
11/5/2018 - Thunder - - - - Regular Season 122-116 OKC
4/1/2018 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 109-104 OKC
  • 2/13/2020 DNP - Pelicans: Brandon Ingram
  • 12/1/2019 DNP - Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • 11/29/2019 DNP - Pelicans: Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball
  • 11/2/2019 DNP - Pelicans: Zion Williamson;

    Thunder: Steven Adams

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    Pelicans Players to Watch

    • Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans in points and assists per game, scoring 25.0 points and distributing 5.7 assists.
    • Steven Adams leads New Orleans in rebounding, grabbing 8.9 boards per game while also scoring 10.0 points a contest.
    • The Pelicans get the most three-point shooting production out of Lonzo Ball, who makes 2.4 threes per game.
    • The New Orleans leader in both steals and blocks is Adams, who averages 1.7 takeaways and 0.9 rejections per game.

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    Thunder Players to Watch

    • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's points (18.7 per game) and assists (6.3 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Thunder's leaderboards.
    • Darius Bazley's stat line of 8.5 rebounds, 12.0 points and 1.5 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Oklahoma City rebounding leaderboard.
    • Luguentz Dort makes 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Thunder.
    • Oklahoma City's leader in steals is Aleksej Pokusevski with 1.0 per game, and its leader in blocks is Bazley with 1.3 per game.

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    Injury Report

    Pelicans:

    Sindarius Thornwell: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

    Thunder:

    Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Concussion),

    Ty Jerome: Out (Left Ankle),

    Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal)

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