Pelicans vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/26

Pelicans vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/26

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Thunder vs. Pelicans Preview - Prediction KingPin Pro

New Orleans, LA; January 26, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

 

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
6:00 PM +1.5 (-105) o239.5 (-110) +110
- -1.5 (-115) u239.5 (-105) -130

 

Game Overview

The New Orleans Pelicans (26-18) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (31-13) in an anticipated clash at the Smoothie King Center on January 26, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. CST. In this preview, we'll delve into team statistics, player matchups, recent performances, and provide a prediction.

The Smoothie King Center will witness a thrilling battle between two Western Conference powerhouses. Let's break down the key factors influencing this high-stakes matchup.

 

Team Statistics

Oklahoma City Thunder

With a 31-13 record, the Thunder are on a four-game win streak, led by the phenomenal performance of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, averaging 31.1 points per game and shooting with remarkable efficiency.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans, at 26-18, have also been in impressive form, with Zion Williamson contributing 21.9 points per game at an outstanding 58.9% field goal percentage.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

The Thunder will be without Olivier Sarr until January 28. On the Pelicans' side, Matt Ryan is a game-time decision for January 26.

 

Recent Performances

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder are riding a four-game win streak, including a convincing victory against the Spurs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's stellar performances continue to drive their success.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans are coming off a dominant win against the Jazz, showcasing their offensive prowess. Zion Williamson's impact remains crucial for their success.

 

Prediction

Both the Thunder and the Pelicans are on fire, showcasing exceptional offensive capabilities. With key players in outstanding form, the game is poised to be a high-scoring affair.

Considering the recent performances of both teams and their offensive efficiency, the over of 239.5 points presents an attractive pick. Expect a fast-paced game with scoring from multiple contributors on both sides.

Pick: Over 239.5 Points

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