New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The New Orleans Pelicans will swoop down Chesapeake Energy Arena to clash with the Thunder in Oklahoma City, Thursday. New Orleans recently bowed out to the Suns to a score of 86-111 at the Phoenix Suns Arena, Tuesday. PF Zion Williamson delivered 20 points followed by SF Brandon Ingram with 13 and Center Steven Adams at 11 points to slump at the end of regulation, buried by 25 points. New Orleans is 2-2 in the Western Conference.

The Pelicans will work harder against OKC with 98.8 ppg at 44.4% from the field while letting other teams stash in points at 104.0 ppg. New Orleans pulled down 45.8 rebounds, 20.3 assists, 4.0 blocks, and 10.0 steals per meeting.  Ingram is the best scorer of the team with 23.3 ppg, 45.7% FG shooting, and 82.6% from the free-throw area. New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 matches with the Thunder and 1-5 SU in its last 6 outings versus OKC.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions 12/31/2020

Meanwhile, The Oklahoma City Thunder is on a 2-game losing skid after giving out to the Orlando Magic to a score of 107-118 at their home turf, Tuesday. SG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander brought in 23 points 7, boards, and 7 dimes followed by SF Isaiah Roby with 19 while pulling down 7 boards. SG Liguentz Dort made 15 while PF Mike Muscala had 14 points. Oklahoma City is 1-2 in the Western Conference.

The Thunder will face-off against New Orleans with 108.3ppg at 47.1% from the field while allowing rival ball clubs 111.7 ppg. OKC is booming with 46.0 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 6.3 blocks, and 7.3 steals per outing. Alexander is the team’s top point contributor with 23.3 ppg, 49.0% FG shooting, and 78.9% from the free-throw spot. Oklahoma City had its total going OVER in 7 of its last 8 games at home and 8-1 SU in its last 9 matches at home over the Pelicans.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder. The NCAAB pick is the Oklahoma City Thunder +5. Both teams started with high low intensity but OKC played better at home with 8 victories straight up in 9 outings against New Orleans. The Pelicans failed to cover their numbers at 1-6 overall. The Thunder will win this contest predicted at 112-108.

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:00 P.M. ET

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020


NBA ODDS: Oklahoma City Thunder +5


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