Two teams sitting on mirror sides of the Western Conference table are clashing tonight, when the third-worse New Orleans Pelicans (25-33), looking to end their current small losing streak, are hosting the third Oklahoma City Thunder (37-19), who have been red-hot having lost only once in their last twelve games.

Date/Time: 02-14-2019, 20:00 EDT

Spread: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5

Total: +237

New Orleans Pelicans have a 25-33 record (27-30-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the West. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Magic with an 88-118 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Anthony Davis with 28.5 ppg, adding 4.2 dimes and a team high 13.1 boards per game. He is followed by Jrue Holiday with 20.9 ppg, 5.1 boards and a team high 8 dimes per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder have a 37-19 record (33-23 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the West. They have won 11 of their last 12 matches and in their last game they won at home against the Blazers with a 120-111 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Paul George with 28.7 ppg, adding 8 boards and 4.1 dimes per game. He is followed by Russell Westbrook with 21.2 ppg, adding team highs both in boards grabbed with 11.1 and in dimes made with 11.2 per game.

In their three previous meetings earlier this season the Thunder lead the Pelicans 2-1 wins with each team having won at home. Pelicans have a 16-11 home record, while the Thunder are 17-12 on the road. Both teams score exactly 115.3 ppg offensively, while Thunder are better defensively, allowing 109.8 ppg to Pelicans’ 114.7 ppg. Pelicans have a better field goal percentage (47.6% to 46.2%), while Thunder have a better 3-point percentage (35.5% to 34.6%). Pelicans are better in dimes made (26.6 to 23.3), while Thunder are better in boards grabbed (47.9 to 46.9) and both teams commit exactly 13.9 turnovers per game. Thunder are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -4.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win tonight.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5 (-106)

 

Furthermore check out my other Free Basketball Picks here: 

NBA Knicks vs Hawks Spread and Prediction

NBA Hornets vs Magic Spread and Prediction

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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