New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: 1/6/2021 Betting Trends, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 4, 2021

A game after he put up 31 points in a 120-116 win over the Raptors, Brandon Ingram leads the New Orleans Pelicans (4-2) at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder (2-3) on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The Pelicans are favored by 5.5 points in the matchup, which airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-OK. The matchup has an over/under of 215.5 points.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -5.5 -111 -117 215.5 -111 -117
Place a bet on New Orleans Pelicans or the Oklahoma City Thunder for Wednesday’s game.

Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Oklahoma City has a 7-3 record against New Orleans. The Thunder also have a 3-1-1 record against the spread when taking on the Pelicans.

Pelicans vs Thunder in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/31/2020 Pelicans Thunder -5.5 214.5 -220 180 Regular Season 113-80 NO
2/13/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -3 235 -159 133 Regular Season 123-118 OKC
12/1/2019 Pelicans Pelicans -3 228.5 -146 123 Regular Season 107-104 OKC
11/29/2019 Thunder Thunder -5 229 -212 176 Regular Season 109-104 OKC
11/2/2019 Thunder Thunder -2.5 228 -133 113 Regular Season 115-104 OKC
2/14/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 131-122 NO
1/24/2019 Thunder Regular Season 122-116 OKC
12/12/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 118-114 NO
11/5/2018 Thunder Regular Season 122-116 OKC
4/1/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 109-104 OKC
  • 2/13/2020 DNP – Pelicans: Brandon Ingram
  • 12/1/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • 11/29/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball
  • 11/2/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson; Thunder: Steven Adams
  • Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans been consistently inconsistent against the spread this season, posting a 3-3 record.
    • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Pelicans have fared well against the spread, compiling a 1-0 record.
    • New Orleans and its opponents have converted the over just 1 times in 6 (16.7%) games this season.
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Thunder Betting Information

    • Oklahoma City has a 3-2 record against the spread, covering in 60.0% of their contests.
    • In the majority of Oklahoma City’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 5 games, 40%).
    Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Pelicans and their opponents have combined for 215.5 points — this matchup’s point total — in 57 of six opportunities (950%) this season.
    • Oklahoma City and its opponents have combined to score at least 215.5 points in three of five outings (60%) this season.
    • The two teams average a combined 8.2 less points per game (207.3) than this matchup’s over/under of 215.5 points.
    • The Pelicans and the Thunder have seen their opponents average a combined 4.1 fewer points per game than the point total of 215.5 set in this outing.
    • The Pelicans’ average point total in outings this season is 206.7, 8.8 points below the over/under in this game.
    • The average over/under for Thunder games this season is 3.5 fewer points than the point total of 215.5 in this outing.
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    Pelicans Leaders

    • The Pelicans points and assists leader is Ingram. He racks up 24.0 points per game and dishes out 5.3 assists.
    • New Orleans’ rebounding leader is Steven Adams, who pulls down 9.0 per game.
    • Ingram is the top three-point shooter for the Pelicans, knocking down 2.7 per game.
    • Adams records 1.5 steals and 1.0 block per game, both team-high averages.

    Thunder Leaders

    • The Thunder go-to guy, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, leads the team in both scoring (18.8 points per game) and assists (6.8 assists per game).
    • When it comes to rebounds, Darius Bazley is the Oklahoma City leader with 8.6 per game.
    • Luguentz Dort makes more threes per game than any other member of the Thunder, averaging 2.4 treys per game.
    • Oklahoma City’s Aleksej Pokusevski has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.0 per game and Bazley is first in blocks with 1.4 per game.
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