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Thunder vs Pelicans – NBA Picks and Predictions (2/13/20)

Follow these Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans basketball game, Thursday, February 13, 2020

The sports book odds currently have the Pelicans as -2 point favorites and the over/under at 229.5 total points. The betting public have 77% of their money on New Orleans as the home favorites. The Thunder won the last meeting between these two teams 107-104 on Dec. 1. Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points to help lead Oklahoma City to the win.

New Orleans’ All-Star power forward, Brandon Ingram is still nursing a sprained right ankle and is listed as questionable for this game, but based off our info, we don’t expect to see him suit up in this matchup at all.

Oklahoma City comes into this game 32-22 overall, 15-10 on the road, and will try to keep its seven-game road win streak intact. They’ve dropped their last 2 home games including Tuesday Night against the Spurs 114-106. Chris Paul had an impressive game putting up 31 points, but the Thunders defensive continued it woes, giving up 65 points in the 2nd half. They’ll be going up against this New Orleans offense who at home are ranked 3rd in the league scoring an average of 118.4 points per game. Oklahoma City is 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 games and the total has gone under in 6 of the Thunders last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

The Pelicans come into this game 23-31 overall, 11-16 at home, but winners of their last 3 games including Tuesday game vs the Trail Blazers 138-117. Zion Williamson came up huge, putting up 31 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. They are currently 4 games back from that 8 spot in the Western Conference and looking to keep that momentum going into all star break with a big win tonight. They are ranked at the bottom of the league when playing at home, giving up 117.2 points per game and they’ll be going against this Thunder offense that on the road put up an average of 107.2 points per game. New Orleans is 13-5-1 against the spread in their last 19 games and the total has gone under in 6 of the Pelicans last 9 games against Oklahoma City.

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