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NBA Betting Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2 4/24/2024

New Orleans Pelicans (49-33) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (57-25)

As the NBA Playoffs get underway, all eyes will be on an intense first-round matchup between New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder on April 24, 2024 at Paycom Center in a crucial game that sets momentum in this series. Both sides look to capitalize on late season form while this exciting contest provides ample excitement! This contest should not only offer thrills on court but is a focal point of NBA Playoffs free betting picks as both look to capitalize.

The Pelicans have proven they can compete at an elite level, evidenced by an average points per game average of 115.1. They boasted an excellent field goal percentage at 48.6% with 42.5 field goals made per game on average; 38.3% three point shooting from an average of 12.5 makes in 32.6 attempts; free throw accuracy reached 77.11% while also posting strong rebounding numbers with 44 boards per game while dishing out 27 assists; but they did tend to commit 12.4 turnovers each game, something which may play into consideration come playoff pressure situations!

Oklahoma City Thunder haven’t just been winning; they have been dominating with an average scoring output of 120.1 points per game and leading New Orleans Pelicans by an incredible margin. Their shooting accuracy averaged 49.9% from the field while making 13.3 three-pointers at 38.9% accuracy per game – also boasting more discipline with only 11.8 turnovers and 18 fouls committed per game against them while boasting superior defensive capabilities of altering opponent shots effectively with their robust block rate showcasing ability.


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game Info

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 9:30 PM ET
Where: Paycom Center
Stream: NBA League Pass


Brandon Ingram (SF) vs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG)

Brandon Ingram has been an integral member of the Pelicans since being acquired, playing an average of 32.9 minutes per game while scoring an average of 20.8 points per contest. Additionally, Ingram features 5.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists per contest to prove himself both as scorer and facilitator – qualities the Thunder could exploit given Ingram’s turnover rate of 2.5 per contest as well as any occasional defensive lapses he might incur.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been outstanding for the Thunder. Averaging 30.1 points with superior shooting efficiency, and contributing across the board with 5.5 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game; two steals per game on defense; nearly one block per night and an assist to turnover ratio of nearly three is testament to his efficiency as lead guard.

Gilgeous-Alexander will play an invaluable role in their teams’ victories; both leaders lead by scoring goals as well as creating opportunities for others on their rosters. It will be essential that one can impose his or her style of play more successfully while managing playoff pressure better.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

As betting odds and spreads have yet to be finalized, bettors should keep tabs on developments as betting odds and spreads are determined. Based on home court advantage and statistical advantages, Oklahoma City may appear like slight favorites; but playoff basketball’s unpredictable nature means surprises can always pop up; the Pelicans have shown they can rise up when called upon!


New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends

The Pelicans have shown great resiliency on the road with a 23-17 mark against the spread. Their recent form indicates they could become dangerous underdogs as 4 wins out of their last 5 home games have had totals go OVER in 20 of them!


Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends

On the other side of things is Oklahoma City Thunder’s impressive play: they have gone undefeated over their past five games while going 4-1 against the spread in those contests, though their road record against the spread (19-21). At home however could prove decisive.


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 4/24/24 Betting Picks

Since Oklahoma City boasts both home court advantage and superior statistical stats, they appear as the safer bet. But don’t count out New Orleans Pelicans just yet as this game could turn into an intense contest – bettors should consider betting over total points since both teams possess strong offensive capabilities that should ensure lots of scoring!

Prop bets and live betting opportunities should center around player performance metrics like points and assists for key players like Ingram and Gilgeous-Alexander, with real-time statistical data available, flexible odds options, and real-time website features for live betting sites being the way to go.


Free Pick and Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 118, New Orleans Pelicans 112.

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