Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick – December 1
We are welcomed using an action packed day of basketball in the final month of 2019. Six matches are around the board for December 1. One of those matchups will be between the New Orleans Pelicans along with the Oklahoma City Thunder. These two teams have been off to rough starts this year, but will appear to pick up a win against every other. This game will tip off around 5:00 PM Eastern time.
Oklahoma City has started off this season with a record of 7-11, that includes them sitting at place of the Western Conference. The Thunder have won two of the last 3 matches. Oklahoma City will appear to make yet a second win on Sunday to attempt to proceed in the standings.
The Pelicans are sitting in thirteenth place of the Western Conference with a record of 6-13. New Orleans has not been able to locate in the season as they await Zion Williamson’s debut. The Pelicans have dropped four games in a row. New Orleans will appear to end this losing streak with a win on Sunday.
The Thunder and the Pelicans seem to be two groups at the center of a rebuild. Oklahoma City has been a bit better throughout this season and it’s helped them lead to 2 wins from New Orleans. Where the Pelicans will appear to bounce back, this game will shift back into New Orleans again. I anticipate a game from those two struggling teams.
Oklahoma City hosted the very first game of the show of the season on November 2. J.J. Redick put up 17 points off the seat. The Pelicans bench managed to combine for 52 points, however it wasn’t enough. Whereas Dennis Schroder along with Darius Bazley every had 17 points, 23 points fell for the Thunder. Oklahoma City managed to pull away with a 115-104 win.
The game has been hosted by the Thunder on November 29. Brandon Ingram finished with 26 points, although J.J. Redick had a strong outing with 16 points. Dennis Schroder had a solid performance off the seat, falling 25 points, while Abdel Nader had 19 points. Oklahoma City finished out with another 109-104 home triumph.
Although New Orleans was a lottery group year split the season series despite the Thunder being a playoff team. I believe that the Pelicans could take, although this season Oklahoma City has earned two wins in the home. New Orleans took a tough loss on Friday night, but they will look to correct to earn the win.
The Thunder have been solid from the area this year, making 46 percent of their shots, which can be around eleventh in the league. Oklahoma City’s three point shooting has been around middle of the league, which makes 35.5 percent of the shots. The Thunder have also made 51.8 percent of their shots from inside the arc, and it can be around center of their league.
New Orleans is sitting round midst of the NBA with a 45.4 percent shooting percentage from the field this season. The Pelicans three point has been strong though this season making 38 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is third best in the group. New Orleans has only made 50.8% from within the arc, and it will be under the league average.
Oklahoma City has been shooting from the field this year, but the Pelicans three point shooting is strong. The Thunder have held their opponents into a 3 point proportion of 34.3 percent this year. Oklahoma City will look to slow down New Orleans’ three point offense again in this , but when the Pelicans will heat up from heavy, I believe it will give them the advantage in this one.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has had a good start in his first season with the Thunder. He’s averaged 18.5 points a game. Danilo Gallinari is currently averaging 18 points and 5 rebounds per game. Chris Paul has averaged 15.5 points and 5.5 assists per match. Dennis Schroder has assisted off the seat as he’s also averaged 15.5 points per match.
Brandon Ingram has done well with New Orleans thus far this year. Ingram is averaging 26 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Jrue Holiday has averaged 19 points a game. J.J. Redick is averaging 15.5 points per game, whereas Josh Hart has posted an average of 12 points per match. Lonzo Ball is averaging 11 points a game, although E’Twaun Moore has averaged 10.5 points.
Oklahoma City has witnessed some production from Gilgeous-Alexander and Gallinari in their first season as the Clippers trade. The Pelicans on the flip side have also had strong seasons in the players they got in the exchange with the Lakers. New Orleans has a little greater thickness scoring in their lineup. Lonzo Ball missed Friday’s game, but may return on Sunday, that could help out this team.
The Pelicans have lost two games but I believe they bounce back with a win. New Orleans has already been solid this season from shooting from deep and it may be the difference maker, when they can get heated in that land early. The Pelicans have a spread.
BetOnline has the Pelicans. This provides a small advantage with shifting back home for them, which I concur. I feel that the Pelicans have a fantastic opportunity to be up late, which means should they need to that with free throws they can pay for this spread. I am carrying the Pelicans to bounce back after Friday night’s loss.