New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/13/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Ruben Hill
February 14, 2020

The Oklahoma City Thunder is on the road as they travel to face the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday night. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line.

But one of the few teams to sport a lineup that can match the Pelicans in Oklahoma City.

New Orleans, which trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, rallied behind Williamson's dominant inside play to take several slim leads inside the final six minutes.

Holiday's layup stopped the run, Redick scored eight straight points and Holiday made another layup to cut Oklahoma City's lead to 98-93 at the end of the quarter.

The Thunder completed a four-game sweep of the season series in the last game for both teams before the All-Star break.

Dennis Schroder scored 22 points for the Thunder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 17 points. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last eight home games.

The Thunder have won all three meetings with the Pelicans this season, but New Orleans didn't have Zion and the Pelicans weren't playing almost as well as they are now. The Pelicans have covered in all three wins as well. Brandon Ingram leads the team in scoring with 24.9 points per game along with 6.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season. New Orleans shot 53.3 percent from the field, including 14 of 34 from three-point range, and won the rebounding battle 50-40. The Pelicans are third in the league in threes per game as they knock down 14.2 triples per contest and stand fourth in three-point shooting by hitting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is adding 21 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest. While Ingram is questionable, I still think New Orleans can put up big points without them due to their ball movement and guard depth. I think the Pelicans continue their offensive momentum tonight and go into the break with another win and cover.

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