Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans - 11/10/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (1-10) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (3-6)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans look to snap a seven-game losing streak.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 98.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.4 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.5 points and 4 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 100.5 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 48 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 25 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19.5 points and 13.9 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Thunder last 4 overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Pelicans last 26 overall. The Thunder are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings in New Orleans and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I keep saying that the New Orleans Pelicans are a better team than what they've shown us up to this point, but at some point they have to produce some results. The Oklahoma City Thunder aren't a great basketball team, but they continue to play hard, and they're coming off nice wins over the Lakers and Spurs. It's more than we can say about the Pelicans. I'm not laying chalk with this team in its current form. Give me OKC and the points.
Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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