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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 4/24/24 NBA Betting Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 4/24/24As the NBA Playoffs first round intensifies, the New Orleans Pelicans (49-33) are set to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (57-25) in Game 2 on Wednesday. This clash at the Paycom Center promises an exhilarating match-up, with the Thunder leading the series. Both teams have had strong seasons, and with the stakes high, this game will be crucial for setting the tone for the remainder of the series. Fans looking for free NBA betting picks will find much to consider with these dynamic teams.

When:Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 9:30 PM ET
Where:Paycom Center, Oklahoma City
Stream:NBA League Pass

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 4/24/24
+7.5 -108
o211 -115
-7.5 -112
u211 -105
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The betting odds are yet to be determined, reflecting the high anticipation and unpredictability of this playoff game. Depending on the opening lines, the Pelicans might look to leverage their strong road record against the spread, while the Thunder will aim to capitalize on their impressive home court advantage.

Brandon Ingram (SF) vs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG)

Brandon Ingram, the Pelicans’ main small forward, has presented exceptional endurance this season, and averages 20.8 points and 5.7 assists per game by participating in 64 matches among all the games. However, his versatility to play in multiple positions has proven to be the Pelicans’ lifesaver, but the Thunder could be a challenge when it comes to his numbers of rebounding or defense.

The other side of the team, that of the Thunder, is presented by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. He has been amazing, and with an average of 30.1 points per game, he leads the Thunder. His defensive skills are a perfect role to his all-round game as he manages to grab about 2 steals and the same block per game. Matthews’ performance on the court will for sure be an eye-opener and his clutch leadership will be essential for the Thunder.

When Ingram and Gilgeous-Alexander collide, we see the opposing forces of versatile creativity versus complete domination. Now, Ingram has to step up his scoring and playmaking to create an imbalance on the floor that favors him rather than the two-way edge given to Gilgeous-Alexander. This can be the decisive factor in the team’s game by means of the tempo and the score of the match.

Pelicans’ Statistical Insights

This season, the New Orleans Pelicans have flashed a loaded offense scoring an average of 115.1 ppg with a field goal efficiency of 48.6%. They drew back the defense courtesy of their great 38.3% three- point efficiency and their impressive free- throw accuracy (77.1%). Nevertheless, they have the highest turnover rate (12.4 per game) that can be beneficial for Oklahoma City in utilizing them.

Thunder’s Statistical Superiority

The Oklahoma City Thunder are a bit statistically superior historically, with an average of 120.1 points scored every game and a leading on rebounds, assists and blocks as well. They already have a decent FG (49.9%) and 3PT percentages (38.9%) that are fitting with a very good defensive strategy that not only stops the opponents but also is efficient in transformation defense to offense.


New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends

Pelicans are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
New Orleans Pelicans are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Pelicans are 23-17 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Pelicans’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 20 of Pelicans’ 40 last games at home

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends

Thunder are 5-0 in their last 5 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread
Thunder are 19-21 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Thunder’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 19 of Thunder’ 41 last games at home


New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson PF Is out indefinitely, Hamstring

Oklahoma City Thunder

No reported injuries

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

Considering the current form and historical performance, the Thunder might have the upper hand in this playoff game, especially with their potent mix of high scoring and defensive stops. Betting on the Thunder to cover the spread could be a wise choice, depending on the lines set by the best casino sites.

With the game set to be a high-scoring affair, the over on total points is another attractive option for bettors. Watch for player prop bets, particularly on Gilgeous-Alexander to exceed his points average, given his form and the high stakes of the playoff atmosphere.

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Score Prediction: Thunder 118, Pelicans 110.