Oklahoma City Thunder (7-11) at New Orleans Pelicans (6-13)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:30 PM EST (Smoothie King Center)
Line & Odds: Thunder (+120), Pelicans (-140) Spread: (-2.5) – Over/Under 228.5
The Thunder and Pelicans meet in the second of back-to-back games Sunday in New Orleans.
The Thunder came away with a 109-104 home victory on Friday. Brandon Ingram led all scorers with 26 points. Six other Pelicans reached double-digit points. Dennis Schroder finished the game with 25 points and 7 assists. Steven Adams posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. As a team, the Thunder shot 48 percent from the field and 38 percent from three.
The loss put the Pelicans at a 2-8 record on the road. Oklahoma City is just as bad, losing seven of eight games away from home.
Ingram has scored at least 21 points in the past nine games. In 15 games this season, he is averaging 25.9 points 7.4 rebounds, and 4 assists while shooting 49 percent from the field.
Chris Paul, Oklahoma City’s new addition, is averaging 15.7 points and 5.6 assists over 18 games.
The Thunder are 4-6 in the past 10 games. The Thunder have the same record over the same time, but have lost four in a row. Three of those losses have come on the road. The team lost the first four games on the season.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends (Odds Shark)
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against New Orleans
Oklahoma City are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City’s last 9 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 12 games
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
New Orleans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home
Both teams have had struggles on the road, which will be a factor in Sunday night’s game. Brandon Ingram is bound to continue his impressive play on the offensive end. Expect a Pelicans win and for the score to go under.