Pelicans vs Thunder Picks and Prediction – 4/25/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 04/23/2024 at 3:31 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder 04/24/24 - NBA Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/25/2024, 1:30 AM UTC
Latest Odds: OKC -7.5 ; O/U 211.5

The New Orleans Pelicans look to bounce back with a victory on the road Wednesday when playing Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinals best of seven series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. New Orleans lost to the Thunder 94-92 in Game 1 on Sunday. Trey Murphy III led all scorers for New Orleans with 21 points in a low-scoring defensive struggle. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NBA action with our expert NBA picks.

After one game of the playoffs, Trey Murphy III is leading New Orleans in scoring with 21 points, while CJ McCollum is second with 20 points and Jonas Valanciunas is third with 13 points. Valanciunas is the leader in rebounds with 20, while McCollum is the leader in assists with six. Four players scored in double figures for New Orleans in Game 1, and the Pelicans shot 38.5% overall and 28.2% from 3 point territory.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look to take a 2-0 series lead with a victory at home on Wednesday when hosting New Orleans. Oklahoma City played well defensively holding New Orleans to 38.5% shooting overall and committed 13 turnovers, while forcing New Orleans to turn the ball over 14 times. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the leading scorer for Oklahoma City with 28 points.

After one game of the playoffs, Shai Gilgeous- Alexander is leading Oklahoma City in scoring with 28 points, Jalen Williams is second in scoring with 19 points, while Chet Holmgren is third with 15 points. Holmgren is the leading rebounder with 11 and Gilgeous-Alexander handed out four assists to lead the Thunder. Oklahoma City shot 43.5% overall and 31.3% from 3.0 territory.

Our Free NBA Pick for Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans will continue to play without its leading scorer Zion Williamson and that will force the Pelicans into playing defense first, which will create another low scoring outcome. Therefore, the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in four of New Orleans' last five and in four of Oklahoma City's last five. In addition, the UNDER has cashed in five of the last seven played between New Orleans and Oklahoma City. Final Score Prediction, Oklahoma City Thunder wins but our best play is UNDER 99-93.

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