Pelicans vs Thunder Game 4 Prediction NBA Picks 4/29

Pelicans vs Thunder Game 4 Prediction NBA Picks 4/29

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Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA; April 29, 2024, 5:30 p.m. CST

 

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
5:30 PM -4.5 (-115) o204.5 (-110) -180
- +4.5 (-105) u204.5 (-110) +150

 

Game Overview

Game 4 of the Western Conference 1st Round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans arrives with the Thunder leading 3-0. The Thunder aim to secure the series against the Pelicans in what promises to be an intense showdown at the Smoothie King Center.

 

Team Statistics

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder, boasting a strong record of 57-25, have displayed dominance throughout the series. Led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, their offensive firepower and defensive tenacity have proven too much for the Pelicans to handle.

New Orleans Pelicans

Without key player Zion Williamson, the Pelicans have struggled to match the Thunder's intensity and execution. Despite their home-court advantage, they have failed to find an answer to the Thunder's dominance.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

The Thunder enter the game without significant injuries, providing them with a full roster to execute their game plan effectively. On the contrary, the Pelicans will miss key player Zion Williamson, whose absence weakens their offensive capabilities.

 

Recent Performances

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder have showcased their dominance in the series, controlling the game's tempo and executing their game plan efficiently. Their recent victories underscore their superiority over the Pelicans.

New Orleans Pelicans

While the Pelicans have shown glimpses of competitiveness, they have struggled to match the Thunder's intensity and execution. Without Zion Williamson, their chances of staging a comeback appear slim.

 

Prediction

In Game 4, expect the Oklahoma City Thunder to secure the series against the New Orleans Pelicans. With a commanding 3-0 lead, the Thunder have the momentum and talent to clinch another victory on the road.

Led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's scoring prowess and supported by a well-rounded roster, the Thunder are poised to dominate the game from start to finish. Their defensive prowess will stifle the Pelicans' offense, limiting their scoring opportunities.

Considering the Thunder's recent performances and the Pelicans' reliance on Zion Williamson, whose absence weakens their offensive capabilities, our prediction leans heavily towards the Oklahoma City Thunder winning convincingly. The Thunder's depth, talent, and determination make them too formidable for the Pelicans to overcome, ensuring a series-clinching victory.

Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5

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