Who is playing
Oklahoma City @ New Orleans
Current profile: Oklahoma City 32-22; New Orleans 23-31
What to know
The New Orleans Pelicans have not won the match against Oklahoma City Thunder since February 14 last year, but they will seek to end the drought Thursday. Pelicans have the luxury of staying at another game and will welcome Oklahoma City at 8pm. ET at King Smoothie Center. New Orleans is hoping to patch the holes in a defensive line that allows an average of 117.2 points per game.
Everything went the way of New Orleans against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday when they started with a 138-117 victory. The score ended in the first half, but New Orleans retreated in the second half with 75 points. New Orleans striker Zion Williamson is one of the most active players for the squad, earning 31 points and five assists along with nine rebounds.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City appeared in the match against San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, down 114-106. A silver lining for Oklahoma City is the play by opinion defender Chris Paul, who fired 5-for-9 from the city center and finished with 31 points and seven trenches.
Stopping any bell-batter, New Orleans is expected to win a tight competition. They are currently two opponents against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bet might want to take into account.
The victory of New Orleans raised them to 23-31 while the loss of Oklahoma City brought them down …