A game featuring one of the league’s best offensive teams versus one of the poorest squads defensively will see the New Orleans Pelicans (11-8, fourth in points per game) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-12, 29th in points allowed) at Smoothie King Center on November 28, 2022. The Pelicans are 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is 232.5 points for this matchup.
How to bet Pelicans vs. Thunder
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Pelicans as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -212 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +176 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 232.5 points.
Pelicans vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, November 28, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSNO
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Arena: Smoothie King Center
Pelicans vs. Thunder Betting Trends
The Pelicans have 10 wins against the spread in 19 games this year. New Orleans has been victorious in eight, or 66.7%, of the 12 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Pelicans have gone over the point total in 55% of their opportunities this year (11 times over 20 games with a set point total).
The Thunder have 11 wins against the spread in 20 games this season. Oklahoma City has been the moneyline underdog 15 total times this season. OKC has finished 7-8 in those games. Thunder games this season have hit the over 14 times in 20 opportunities (70%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Pelicans: Naji Marshall: Out (Illness), Kira Lewis: Probable (Knee), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe), Larry Nance: Out (Shoulder), CJ McCollum: Out (Health Protocols), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)
Thunder: Mike Muscala: Out (Finger), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans is ceding 111.7 points per game this season (12th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined offensively, averaging 117.3 points per contest (fourth-best). The Pelicans are scoring 115.1 points per game in home games. In road games, they are faring better offensively, averaging 119.2 points per contest. The Pelicans have seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 116.5 points per game in their last 10 contests, 0.8 points fewer than the 117.3 they’ve scored this season.
With a 38.2% three-point percentage this season, New Orleans ranks fourth-best in the NBA. It ranks 19th in the league by sinking 11.5 three-pointers per contest. In terms of shot breakdown, the Pelicans have taken 66.4% two-pointers (accounting for 73.6% of the team’s buckets) and 33.6% three-pointers (26.4%).
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is sixth in the NBA offensively (116.6 points scored per game) and second-worst defensively (118.3 points allowed). The Thunder are putting up more points at home (119 per game) than away (114.2). The Thunder are averaging 123.5 points per game over their last 10 games, which is 6.9 more than their average for the season (116.6).
Oklahoma City makes 11.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 17th and 21st, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Thunder have attempted 63.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73.6% of the Thunder’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 26.4% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Pelicans, and we expect that Pelicans will cover the spread (Pelicans -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232.5 points.
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