Pelicans vs. Thunder Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Tuesday, Mar 26

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Looking for Pelicans vs. Thunder predictions? We have you covered as the Thunder travel to take on the Pelicans on Tuesday, Mar 26 at 8:00 ET. Currently, the total sits at 222.5 with the Thunder favored by 1 on the road. Check out our Pelicans vs. Thunder player props and predictions.

Pelicans vs. Thunder Odds

  • Spread: Thunder -1
  • Total 222.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, Mar 26
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans LA
  • TV: WVUE

Thunder Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Thunder have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • Across their ten previous road games, Oklahoma City has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Thunder have a straight up record of 3-0, while going 1-2 against the spread.

Pelicans Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Pelicans have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, New Orleans has an ATS record of 5-4-1 while averaging 111 per game. The team went 8-2 overall in these games.
  • The Pelicans have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Do the Thunder Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Today, the Thunder will be looking to bounce back from a 118-93 loss to the Bucks. In that game, the O/U line was set at 234 points. As underdogs, OKC went into the game as 2.5-point underdogs.

Oklahoma City’s ATS record for the season is 41-29, and they are currently favored by 1 point against the Pelicans. On the road, they are 19-16 ATS compared to 22-13 ATS at home.

The Thunder’s O/U record for the season is 36-33-1, and their last three games have gone under the posted total. This season, their games have averaged a combined 233.3 points per game.

In the Western Conference, the Thunder are in 2nd place with a record of 49-21. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 31-15 and 18-6 against non-conference opponents.

So far, the Thunder are 30-23 ATS as the favorite and have won four straight games as the favorite. Today’s O/U line of 222.5 is lower than their season average of 233.4.

So far this season, the Thunder have been a top-5 offense in terms of scoring, averaging 120.3 points per game (4th). When playing on the road, they are averaging 118.0 points per game (5th).

When it comes to shooting efficiency, Oklahoma City is 3rd in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 2nd in true shooting percentage. In terms of three-point shooting, the Thunder are 3rd in three-point shooting percentage (38%).

Overall, the Thunder are 10th in pace at 99.6 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 13th in the league. However, they are near the bottom of the league in offensive rebounds (29th).

Coming into the game, the Thunder defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 44.3% of their games. Currently, they are 12th in the NBA at 112.9 points per game allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Thunder are forcing 11.6 per game, which is 3rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 1st in blocked shots at 6.6 per game.

Can the Pelicans Secure a Win at Home?

The Pelicans come into today’s game as 1-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 39-31 for the season. At home, they are 19-14 ATS, and they have covered the spread in their last two games at home.

New Orleans’ O/U record for the season is 30-41, and their last two games have gone under the betting line. On average, their games have finished with 226.1 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 222.5.

In their win over the Pistons, the Pelicans were favored by 14.5 points and won by a score of 114-101. The combined scoring total for the game was 215, and the O/U line was 217.5.

The Pelicans are currently 4th in the Western Conference with a record of 44-27. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 26-18 and 9-6 against teams in their division.

In non-conference play, the Pelicans are 18-9 compared to 26-18 against the West. On the road, they have a record of 24-14 and are 20-17 ATS on the road.

At home, the Pelicans are averaging 116.6 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 115.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 8th in the NBA at 49%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pelicans are 8th in three-point percentage at 38%. However, they are just 25th in three-point attempts per game. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league.

So far this season, the Pelicans have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.1% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 11th in the league with an average of 27.1 per game. When it comes to offensive rebounding, they are 15th in the NBA.

In the current season, the Pelicans defense has excelled, sitting 8th in the NBA by allowing 110.4 points per game. Inside the arc, the Pelicans defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.0% and 34.4% from three-point territory.

Pelicans vs. Thunder Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his points prop of 29.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -125 while the under is at -105. With his prop line at 29.5, our model indicates that taking the over is the way to go as we project him to end up with 31. We foresee him having a field goal percentage of 55.0% and connecting on one three.

  • The Prop: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Over 29.5 Points (-125)

Pelicans vs. Thunder Predictions

Not only do we have the Thunder winning this one by a score of 118-116, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Thunder at -1.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 222.5, and our model predicts the Thunder and Pelicans to score a combined 234 points. We recommend betting on the over.

The Pick: Thunder -1 | at Fanduel Sportsbook