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Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks – In-form Underdogs OKC To Record NBA Cover

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26 Jan 2024
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Leigh Copson 26 Jan 2024
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  • Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans picks for Friday, January 26
  • NBA matchup is taking place at Smoothie King Center
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks
  • Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Form
  • New Orleans Pelicans Form

Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks

Oklahoma are tipped to cover as a road betting underdog.

The Thunder arrive in great form and the betting underdog has tended to cover in recent meetings between the two teams.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-2 in the last 10 games
  • The betting underdog is 8-1-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings
  • The Over has cashed in 5 of New Orleans' last 7 games
  • The Over has hit in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 9 road games

Head To Head

  • Oklahoma City Thunder lead the all-time series 40-32
  • New Orleans Pelicans won 110-106 when the two teams last met on November 1

Oklahoma City Thunder Form

Oklahoma City come into this game in good form, having won four straight and eight of the last 10.

The Thunder dropped a couple of road games at the start of the month, but wrapped up that trip with a 136-128 win in Washington and a 128-120 victory at Miami.

They then returned home to beat Portland 139-88 and Orlando 112-100, before seeing their win streak end when they travelled to Los Angeles.

Oklahoma City lost 112-105 to the Lakers and 128-117 to the Clippers, only to issue a superb response with four consecutive wins.

The Thunder beat Utah 134-129 and Minnesota 102-97 on the road, returned home to down Portland 111-109, and then went back out on the road to defeat San Antonio 140-114.

New Orleans Pelicans Form

New Orleans enter this matchup on the back of a win, but they have struggled for form over the past few weeks.

The Pelicans saw a four-game win streak end with a 111-95 defeat to the LA Clippers, and although they bounced back to win the next two, they have been unable to find some consistency.

They had to bounce back from a 125-113 defeat in Denver with a 118-108 victory in Dallas, only to then lose the second meeting with the Mavericks, 125-120.

New Orleans rebounded with a 132-112 win at home to Charlotte, only to then suffer a 123-109 defeat when they hosted Phoenix.

The Pelicans were able to avoid back-to-back defeats though, pouring in the points in a 153-124 victory over Utah on Tuesday.

Verdict

Oklahoma City have been in great form for several weeks, so we like them in the role of underdog here.

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