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(7-8) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8-8)
Date: Monday November 20th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder -140
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 213
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Louisiana to face the New Orleans Pelicans, in what should be the most exciting matchup on Monday’s NBA card. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won three of their last four games. New Orleans is starting to gel into a solid squad in the Western conference, sitting at 8-8 this season.
Last year, Oklahoma City and New Orleans faced each other four times. The Thunder swept the season series, 4-0. Look for the Pelicans to be ready for Oklahoma this season.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder are starting to play a little better, but have yet to get over the hump of mediocrity to start the year. Oklahoma City is still one game under .500, and most recently lost to the San Antonio Spurs (without Leonard), 104-101.
The Thunder shot 43.8 percent from the field, and 39.1 percent from three point land. Russell Westbrook shot a terrible 5 of 22 from the field and was 0 for 4 from three point range. Carmelo Anthony was 9 of 17 for 20 points in the loss.
Paul George did not help much offensively, but still managed to score 18 points on 5 of 16 shooting from the field. Again, the Thunder looked like the superstars were taking turns scoring the ball. This type of play is not going to get it done in the Western conference.
Oklahoma City has not been bad on the defensive side of the court. The Thunder are allowing 97 points per game this season. Oklahoma held the Spurs to 44 percent form the field, and 40 percent from three point land in the tough loss.
If the Thunder can figure out who their true number one scoring option is (Westbrook), then the Thunder will be taken serious in the West.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans are playing good, and have two of the top five best big men in the NBA. Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. This season the two are a force to be recon with in the painted area. Davis is averaging 25 points and 11 rebounds. Cousins leads the team scoring 27 points and grabbing 13 rebounds per game this year.
New Orleans is happy with the way their superstars have performed, but the team still needs help. Jrue Holiday is averaging 14.3 points per game this year, but is not the answer as a top scoring threat at the guard spot for the Pelicans. New Orleans is still one piece away from becoming a serious contender in the West.
The Pelicans are 2-3 over their last five games. Defensively, New Orleans has been terrible this season. The Pelicans are allowing 110 points per game this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 13-3 in OKC last 16 Mon. games.
- Under is 17-7 in OKC last 24 overall.
- Under is 7-3 in OKC last 10 games as a favorite.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Thunder are the better defensive team in tonight’s matchup. If the Thunder can get good shooting tonight from Westbrook and George, the Pelicans will have their hands full.
New Orleans says Anthony Davis is cleared to play, after passing the concussion protocol. The Pelicans are going to have to step up on defense tonight, if they are going to win at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder -2.5
This one will start fast paced, but the Oklahoma defense will be the difference. Take the Thunder to cover on the road.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 111- Pelicans 112
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