Thunder vs. Pelicans: Point spread, betting odds, prediction (Jan. 6)

Logan Newman
·2 min read

The Oklahoma City Thunder play the New Orleans Pelicans and if you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, moneyline odds and over-under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet on BetMGM.

The game tips off at 7 p.m. and can be seen on FOX Sports Oklahoma.

The Thunder are 2-4, and their last two losses have been by 28 points and 33 points, respectively. That 33-point loss was against the Pelicans.

New Orleans (4-3) have won two of their last three games, and the only thing that prevented them from winning three in a row was an Indiana Pacers 6-0 run in the final 25 seconds of the fourth quarter to send the game in overtime, which they eventually won.

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The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

  • Point spread: Thunder +8.5

  • Moneyline: Thunder +260 / Pelicans -350

  • Over-under: 213.5

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How to watch: Thunder vs. Pelicans

Advice and prediction

The Thunder have had some unfortunate timing in facing the Pelicans. That first game, the 33-point loss, came on the heels of a Pelicans loss to the Phoenix Suns in which New Orleans trailed by as many as 40 points before losing by 25. In the game against the Pacers, the Pelicans became the third team in league history to lose after leading by at least six points with 25 seconds or fewer remaining, according to ESPN.

Because of that, I expect the Pelicans to again play with fire and beat the Thunder. Oklahoma City has not been good offensively this season, while the Pelicans have scored at least 113 in each of the last three games.

I’m taking the Pelicans at -8.5 and the under.

Prediction: Pelicans 110, Thunder 99

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OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
New Orleans
-358-8.5O 216.5
Minnesota
+275+8.5U 216.5