New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (7-11) at New Orleans Pelicans (6-13)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans meet Sunday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Oklahoma City Thunder could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 18.3 points and 4.8 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.2 points and 2.1 assists. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is dishing four assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost five of their last six road games.

The New Orleans Pelicans need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 119.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 25.9 points and four assists while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19 points and 5.1 rebounds. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hart is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last six home games.

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The Thunder are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in New Orleans. The under is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 home games. The under is 8-3 in Thunder last 11 Sunday games.

The New Orleans Pelicans just went toe-to-toe with the Thunder on Friday night as 4.5-point underdogs, and the home team has now won eight of the last 10 meetings between these teams. The Oklahoma City Thunder lose by an average of 8.1 points on the road this season, while the Pelicans play their best ball at home where they lose by an average of just 0.8 points. I'll lay the bucket with the Pelicans. 

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -2.5

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