Pelicans vs Thunder: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 6, 2021

A game after he scored 31 points in an 118-116 loss to the Pacers, Brandon Ingram leads the New Orleans Pelicans (4-3) at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4) as favorites. The matchup, which airs on FS-OK, begins at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The point total is in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 6, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Thunder Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 6

Pelicans:
Sindarius Thornwell: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

Thunder:
Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Concussion),
Ty Jerome: Day To Day (Left Ankle),
Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Pelicans (-8.5)

Pick OU:
Under (212.5)

Prediction:
Thunder 111 Pelicans 100
Click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!The model projects a total 1.5 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 7 25.0 6.4 5.7 0.7 0.9 2.4
Zion Williamson 7 20.3 8.4 1.1 1.3 0.6 0.0
Lonzo Ball 7 13.1 4.7 4.7 1.3 0.7 2.4
Eric Bledsoe 7 12.1 3.6 4.3 0.9 0.4 1.9
Steven Adams 7 10.0 8.9 1.6 1.7 0.9 0.0

Pelicans Player Props

  • Ingram’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 32.5, 4.6 less than his season average of 37.1.
  • Steven Adams’ rebounding prop total for the contest is set at 9.5 boards, 0.6 rebounds higher than his season average of 8.9.
  • Lonzo Ball’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 2.4.
  • Adams’ steals prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 1.2 steals less than his season average of 1.7.

Thunder Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 6 18.7 4.7 6.3 0.5 0.5 1.8
Luguentz Dort 6 14.2 3.2 1.0 0.8 0.3 2.3
George Hill 5 12.8 2.0 3.6 1.0 0.2 2.0
Darius Bazley 6 12.0 8.5 1.5 0.5 1.3 1.3
Mike Muscala 6 9.8 3.2 0.8 0.3 0.2 2.0

Thunder Player Props

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 28.5, 1.2 less than his season average of 29.7.
  • Darius Bazley’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 13.5, 8.5 less than his season average of 22.0.
  • Luguentz Dort’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.8 shots less than his season average of 2.3.
  • Bazley’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.8 blocks lower than his season average of 1.3.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Pelicans have a 44.5% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.2% lower than the 46.7% of shots the Thunder’s opponents have hit.
  • In games New Orleans shoots better than 46.7% from the field, it is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall.
  • Oklahoma City is 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 44.5% from the field.
  • The Thunder are shooting 43.5% from the field, 0.4% lower than the 43.9% the Pelicans’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Oklahoma City is 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 overall when it shoots better than 43.9% from the field.
  • New Orleans is 3-1 against the spread and 4-0 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 43.5% from the field.
  • The Pelicans are knocking down 32.3% of their three-point shots this season, 4.1% lower than the 36.4% the Thunder allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • New Orleans has collected a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Oklahoma City is 1-1 against the spread while putting together a 1-1 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 32.3% from beyond the arc.
  • The Thunder are knocking down 31.4% of their shots from three-point range, which is 3.8 percentage points fewer than the 35.2% the Pelicans’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Oklahoma City is 1-0 ATS and 0-1 overall when the team hits more than 35.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • New Orleans has a 3-1 ATS record and a 4-0 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 31.4% from three-point distance.
  • The Pelicans hit 10.4 three-pointers per game this season, 2.4 fewer makes per game than the Thunder allow (12.8).
  • Oklahoma City is 2-2 against the spread and 1-3 overall when it hit more three-pointers than its opponents, while New Orleans is 1-4 ATS and 2-3 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Thunder are the 13th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Pelicans give up the 29th-fewest makes from deep.

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Pelicans vs Thunder Stat Rankings

Pelicans Rank Pelicans AVG Thunder AVG Thunder Rank
25th 106.3 Points Scored 100.5 30th
4th 104.3 Points Allowed 110.8 13th
1st 49.9 Rebounds 44.7 15th
3rd 12 Off. Rebounds 7.5 28th
26th 10.4 3pt Made 12.8 13th
23rd 22.3 Assists 22 25th
22nd 15.7 Turnovers 15.8 25th

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