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New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 12/31/2020

Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (2-2) will look to fend off Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's Oklahoma City Thunder (1-2) on December 31, 2020. The Pelicans are a 5.5-point favorite. The game's point total is 215.5.

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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 -5.5 -110 -110 215.5 -110 -110

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Pelicans Betting Data

  • New Orleans went 34-34-4 against the spread last season, covering in half of its games.
  • The Pelicans' record against the spread as at least a 5.5-point favorite was above .500 at 6-2-1.
  • New Orleans often hit the over last season, breaking the point total in 38 of 72 games (52.8%).

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Thunder Betting Data

  • Against the spread last season, Oklahoma City had a winning record: 46-31-1.
  • When the Thunder were at least 5.5-point underdogs, they were 5-13 against the spread.
  • Oklahoma City hit the over in just 46.2% of their games (36 of 78 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • New Orleans and its opponents hit the over on Thursday's 215.5 total in 57 out of 72 games (79.2%) last season.
  • In Oklahoma City's games last season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Thursday's matchup point total in 42 out of 79 matchups (53.2%).
  • This game's total is 10.2 fewer points than the 225.7 these two teams combined to allow per game in 2019-20.
  • Last season, the average total for Pelicans games was 233 points, 17.5 more than the over/under of 215.5 points for this contest.
  • Thunder's games have a total points bet of 218.5 points last season, 3.0 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Previous Matchups

Oklahoma City has won a majority of its last 10 games against New Orleans, going 7-3, while the Thunder are also 3-0-1 against the spread when playing the Pelicans.

Pelicans vs Thunder in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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
2/2/2018 - Thunder - - - - Regular Season 114-100 NO
  • 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

    • Al Horford pulled down 6.8 rebounds and distributed 4.0 assists per game along with scoring 11.9 points per contest last season.
    • Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 19.0 points per game to go with 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
    • Trevor Ariza hit an average of 1.6 shots per game from beyond the arc a season ago.
    • Ariza averaged 1.6 takeaways per game, while Horford compiled 0.9 rejections per contest.

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    Thunder Players to Watch

    • Horford averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game last season.
    • Gilgeous-Alexander dropped 19.0 points a game in addition to his 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
    • Ariza knocked down 1.6 threes per game a season ago.
    • Ariza averaged 1.6 steals per game, while Horford notched 0.9 blocks per contest.

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    Injury Report

    Pelicans: Wenyen Gabriel: Out (Right Knee)

    Thunder: Ty Jerome: Out (Left Ankle), Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal)

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