4/21/2024 Oklahoma City v. New Orleans Game Preview

April 21, 2024 at 9:30 PM ET
Opening Round - Oklahoma City leads 57-49

Paycom Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Thunder vs. Pelicans NBA Playoffs Game 1 Prediction: Odds, Spread & Insights - Sunday, April 21

The Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans are meeting in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, with Game 1 on tap.

The Thunder are currently listed as 8.5-point favorites versus the Pelicans. This matchup has 215.5 points as its over/under.

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Thunder vs. Pelicans game info

  • Date: Sunday, April 21, 2024
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: TNT and BSOK
  • Live Stream: Max or Fubo (Regional restrictions may apply)
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Venue: Paycom Center
  • Spread: Oklahoma City -8.5
  • Moneylines: Oklahoma City -379, New Orleans +300
  • Total: 215.5 points

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Prediction: Who will win the Thunder vs. Pelicans game?

  • Prediction: Thunder 118 - Pelicans 111
  • Pick ATS: Pelicans (+ 8.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (215.5)

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Thunder vs. Pelicans Odds, Spread, Over/Under

Favorite Spread Total
Thunder -8.5 215.5

Thunder vs. Pelicans betting insights

  • Against the spread, Oklahoma City is 46-35-1 this season.
  • The Thunder's ATS record as 8.5-point favorites or more is 14-10.
  • New Orleans is 44-35-3 against the spread this year.
  • The Pelicans have no wins ATS (0-1) as a 8.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponent have broken the 215.5-point mark 65 times this season.
  • There have been 61 Pelicans games this year with more than 215.5 points scored.
  • These teams score 235.2 points per game combined, higher than the over/under for this matchup by 19.7.

Thunder vs. Pelicans stat comparison

Thunder Rank Thunder AVG Pelicans AVG Pelicans Rank
3rd 120.1 Points Scored 115.1 13th
11th 112.7 Points Allowed 110.7 8th
27th 42 Rebounds 44 12th
29th 8.8 Off. Rebounds 10.4 17th
8th 13.3 3pt Made 12.5 18th
11th 27.1 Assists 27 12th
4th 11.8 Turnovers 12.4 13th

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Thunder top performers

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 30.1 PTS, 6.2 AST, 2.0 STL, 53.5 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (95-for-269)
  • Chet Holmgren: 16.5 PTS, 7.9 REB, 2.3 BLK, 53.0 FG%, 37.0 3PT% (129-for-349)
  • Jalen Williams: 19.1 PTS, 1.1 STL, 54.0 FG%, 42.7 3PT% (103-for-241)
  • Josh Giddey: 12.3 PTS, 47.5 FG%, 33.7 3PT% (82-for-243)
  • Luguentz Dort: 10.9 PTS, 43.8 FG%, 39.4 3PT% (156-for-396)

Pelicans top performers

  • Brandon Ingram: 20.8 PTS, 5.7 AST, 49.2 FG%, 35.5 3PT% (86-for-242)
  • CJ McCollum: 20.0 PTS, 45.9 FG%, 42.9 3PT% (239-for-557)
  • Jonas Valančiūnas: 12.2 PTS, 8.8 REB, 55.9 FG%, 30.8 3PT% (37-for-120)
  • Herbert Jones: 11.0 PTS, 1.4 STL, 49.8 FG%, 41.8 3PT% (114-for-273)
  • Trey Murphy III: 14.8 PTS, 44.3 FG%, 38.0 3PT% (169-for-445)
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Season Series - Oklahoma City won 4-0

Date Away Team Home Team Score Winner Game Type Venue
Apr 21, 2024 New Orleans Oklahoma City 92 - 94 Oklahoma City Playoffs Paycom Center
Apr 24, 2024 New Orleans Oklahoma City 92 - 124 Oklahoma City Playoffs Paycom Center
Apr 27, 2024 Oklahoma City New Orleans 106 - 85 Oklahoma City Playoffs Smoothie King Center
Apr 29, 2024 Oklahoma City New Orleans 97 - 89 Oklahoma City Playoffs Smoothie King Center

2023-2024 Team Stats

GPMPGPPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBAPGSPGBPGTOVPF
New Orleans447.889.533.584.5.3968.832.8.26713.816.0.85912.333.345.519.58.84.518.020.0
Oklahoma City1048.0105.739.485.8.45912.134.0.35614.818.5.8008.732.841.523.17.86.211.217.7
NOP Opponents448.0105.339.582.0.48213.334.3.38713.017.5.7437.535.543.022.88.05.313.516.0
OKC Opponents1047.999.436.684.9.43111.834.0.34714.419.8.72712.233.145.322.66.95.615.919.6


Head to Head Since 1946-1947

Date Away Team Home Team Score Winner Game Type Venue
Mar 26, 2024 Oklahoma City New Orleans 119 - 112 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Jan 26, 2024 Oklahoma City New Orleans 107 - 83 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Nov 1, 2023 New Orleans Oklahoma City 110 - 106 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Mar 11, 2023 Oklahoma City New Orleans 110 - 96 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Feb 13, 2023 New Orleans Oklahoma City 103 - 100 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Dec 23, 2022 New Orleans Oklahoma City 128 - 125 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Nov 28, 2022 Oklahoma City New Orleans 101 - 105 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 26, 2021 New Orleans Oklahoma City 112 - 117 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Dec 15, 2021 New Orleans Oklahoma City 113 - 110 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Nov 10, 2021 Oklahoma City New Orleans 108 - 100 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Apr 29, 2021 New Orleans Oklahoma City 109 - 95 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Jan 6, 2021 Oklahoma City New Orleans 111 - 110 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 31, 2020 New Orleans Oklahoma City 113 - 80 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Feb 13, 2020 Oklahoma City New Orleans 123 - 118 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 1, 2019 Oklahoma City New Orleans 107 - 104 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Nov 29, 2019 New Orleans Oklahoma City 104 - 109 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Nov 2, 2019 New Orleans Oklahoma City 104 - 115 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Feb 14, 2019 Oklahoma City New Orleans 122 - 131 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Jan 24, 2019 New Orleans Oklahoma City 116 - 122 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Dec 12, 2018 Oklahoma City New Orleans 114 - 118 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Nov 5, 2018 New Orleans Oklahoma City 116 - 122 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Apr 1, 2018 Oklahoma City New Orleans 109 - 104 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Feb 2, 2018 New Orleans Oklahoma City 114 - 100 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Nov 20, 2017 Oklahoma City New Orleans 107 - 114 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Feb 26, 2017 New Orleans Oklahoma City 110 - 118 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Jan 25, 2017 Oklahoma City New Orleans 114 - 105 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 21, 2016 Oklahoma City New Orleans 121 - 110 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 4, 2016 New Orleans Oklahoma City 92 - 101 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Feb 25, 2016 Oklahoma City New Orleans 119 - 123 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Feb 11, 2016 New Orleans Oklahoma City 95 - 121 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Nov 18, 2015 New Orleans Oklahoma City 103 - 110 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Feb 6, 2015 New Orleans Oklahoma City 116 - 113 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Feb 4, 2015 Oklahoma City New Orleans 102 - 91 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 21, 2014 New Orleans Oklahoma City 101 - 99 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Dec 2, 2014 Oklahoma City New Orleans 104 - 112 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Apr 14, 2014 Oklahoma City New Orleans 89 - 101 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Apr 11, 2014 New Orleans Oklahoma City 94 - 116 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Dec 6, 2013 Oklahoma City New Orleans 109 - 95 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Feb 27, 2013 New Orleans Oklahoma City 74 - 119 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Dec 12, 2012 New Orleans Oklahoma City 88 - 92 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Dec 1, 2012 Oklahoma City New Orleans 100 - 79 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Nov 16, 2012 Oklahoma City New Orleans 110 - 95 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Feb 20, 2012 New Orleans Oklahoma City 93 - 101 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Jan 25, 2012 New Orleans Oklahoma City 91 - 101 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Jan 11, 2012 Oklahoma City New Orleans 95 - 85 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Feb 2, 2011 New Orleans Oklahoma City 93 - 104 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Jan 24, 2011 Oklahoma City New Orleans 89 - 91 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 10, 2010 Oklahoma City New Orleans 97 - 92 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Nov 29, 2010 New Orleans Oklahoma City 89 - 95 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Mar 10, 2010 New Orleans Oklahoma City 83 - 98 Oklahoma City Regular Season Paycom Center
Feb 3, 2010 Oklahoma City New Orleans 103 - 99 Oklahoma City Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Jan 6, 2010 New Orleans Oklahoma City 97 - 92 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Mar 7, 2009 Oklahoma City New Orleans 90 - 108 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Feb 17, 2009 New Orleans Oklahoma City 100 - 98 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Nov 22, 2008 Oklahoma City New Orleans 97 - 109 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Nov 21, 2008 New Orleans Oklahoma City 105 - 80 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Jan 16, 2008 Seattle New Orleans 92 - 123 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 19, 2007 New Orleans Seattle 107 - 93 New Orleans Regular Season Climate Pledge Arena
Dec 9, 2007 Seattle New Orleans 88 - 91 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Apr 4, 2007 Seattle New Orleans 92 - 101 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Feb 23, 2007 Seattle New Orleans 97 - 98 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 26, 2006 New Orleans Seattle 94 - 102 Seattle Regular Season Climate Pledge Arena
Dec 8, 2006 New Orleans Seattle 74 - 94 Seattle Regular Season Climate Pledge Arena
Apr 12, 2006 Seattle New Orleans 99 - 104 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Feb 28, 2006 New Orleans Seattle 104 - 114 Seattle Regular Season Climate Pledge Arena
Feb 8, 2006 Seattle New Orleans 102 - 109 New Orleans Regular Season Paycom Center
Nov 26, 2005 New Orleans Seattle 105 - 99 New Orleans Regular Season Climate Pledge Arena
Apr 15, 2005 New Orleans Seattle 72 - 97 Seattle Regular Season Climate Pledge Arena
Feb 23, 2005 Seattle New Orleans 103 - 85 Seattle Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Feb 8, 2005 New Orleans Seattle 91 - 108 Seattle Regular Season Climate Pledge Arena
Apr 4, 2004 New Orleans Seattle 88 - 96 Seattle Regular Season Climate Pledge Arena
Mar 19, 2004 Seattle New Orleans 91 - 80 Seattle Regular Season Smoothie King Center
Dec 20, 2002 New Orleans Seattle 88 - 86 New Orleans Regular Season Climate Pledge Arena
Nov 6, 2002 Seattle New Orleans 84 - 86 New Orleans Regular Season Smoothie King Center

2023-2024 New Orleans Pelicans Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. McCollum H. Jones B. Ingram T. Murphy III J. Valanciunas
Rotation J. Alvarado   N. Marshall Z. Williamson L. Nance, Jr.
Lim PT   D. Daniels M. Ryan J. Robinson-Earl C. Zeller
Lim PT   J. Hawkins   E. Liddell  
Lim PT   M. Hill      
Lim PT   D. Seabron      

2023-2024 Oklahoma City Thunder Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Giddey S. Gilgeous-Alexander L. Dort J. Williams C. Holmgren
Rotation I. Joe C. Wallace   A. Wiggins J. Williams
Lim PT   L. Waters III K. Williams K. Johnson M. Muscala
Lim PT   A. Flagler G. Hayward   B. Biyombo
Lim PT     O. Dieng   O. Sarr

New Orleans Pelicans Player Stats

# Player Pos GPMPGPPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBAPGSPGBPGTOVPF
15 Jose Alvarado G 56 18.4 7.1 2.5 6.2 .412 1.4 3.7 .377 0.6 0.9 .673 0.4 1.8 2.3 2.1 1.1 0.3 0.7 1.6
11 Dyson Daniels GF 61 22.3 5.8 2.3 5.1 .447 0.7 2.2 .311 0.6 0.9 .642 1.0 2.9 3.9 2.7 1.4 0.4 1.0 1.7
24 Jordan Hawkins G 67 17.3 7.8 2.6 6.8 .382 1.6 4.4 .366 1.0 1.2 .838 0.4 1.8 2.2 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.6 1.1
33 Malcolm Hill G - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brandon Ingram SF 64 32.9 20.8 7.8 15.9 .492 1.3 3.8 .355 3.8 4.8 .801 0.7 4.4 5.1 5.7 0.8 0.6 2.5 2.3
5 Herb Jones SF 76 30.5 11.0 3.9 7.7 .498 1.5 3.6 .418 1.8 2.1 .867 1.0 2.6 3.6 2.6 1.4 0.8 1.2 2.9
32 E.J. Liddell PF 8 2.9 0.5 0.1 0.8 .167 0.0 0.6 .000 0.2 0.2 1.000 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
8 Naji Marshall SF 66 19.0 7.1 2.6 5.6 .463 0.9 2.3 .387 1.0 1.3 .791 0.8 2.8 3.6 1.9 0.7 0.2 1.0 1.4
3 C.J. McCollum G 66 32.7 20.0 7.3 16.0 .459 3.6 8.4 .429 1.7 2.1 .827 0.6 3.7 4.3 4.6 0.9 0.6 1.7 1.9
25 Trey Murphy III G 57 29.7 14.8 4.8 10.9 .443 3.0 7.8 .380 2.2 2.6 .815 0.7 4.2 4.9 2.2 0.9 0.5 0.6 1.2
22 Larry Nance, Jr. SF 61 19.9 5.7 2.3 4.0 .573 0.4 1.1 .415 0.8 1.0 .770 1.5 3.5 5.0 1.9 1.0 0.3 0.8 1.6
50 Jeremiah Robinson-Earl PF 39 8.6 2.9 1.2 2.4 .474 0.3 1.0 .333 0.3 0.4 .750 0.6 1.4 1.9 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.6
37 Matt Ryan SF 28 13.9 5.4 1.8 4.0 .434 1.5 3.2 .451 0.5 0.5 .929 0.2 1.2 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.7 1.1
0 Dereon Seabron SG 6 9.2 2.3 0.7 2.2 .308 0.2 0.3 .500 0.8 1.0 .833 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.7
17 Jonas Valanciunas C 82 23.5 12.2 4.9 8.8 .559 0.5 1.5 .308 2.0 2.5 .785 2.3 6.5 8.8 2.1 0.4 0.8 1.4 2.7
1 Zion Williamson PF 70 31.5 22.9 8.9 15.6 .570 0.1 0.3 .333 5.0 7.1 .702 1.7 4.1 5.8 5.0 1.1 0.7 2.8 2.3
40 Cody Zeller F 43 7.4 1.8 0.6 1.4 .419 0.0 0.1 .333 0.5 0.9 .605 1.1 1.5 2.6 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.4 1.0

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Stats

# Player Pos GPMPGPPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBAPGSPGBPGTOVPF
15 Bismack Biyombo PF 10 7.3 1.8 0.7 1.2 .583 0.0 0.0 .000 0.4 0.8 .500 0.5 1.3 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.7
13 Ousmane Dieng SG 33 11.1 4.0 1.5 3.5 .422 0.6 2.1 .300 0.4 0.5 .875 0.3 1.2 1.5 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.7
5 Luguentz Dort PG 79 28.4 10.9 3.6 8.3 .438 2.0 5.0 .394 1.6 2.0 .826 0.9 2.7 3.6 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.9 2.9
14 Adam Flagler G 2 7.0 1.5 0.5 3.5 .143 0.5 3.0 .167 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
3 Josh Giddey G 80 25.1 12.3 5.0 10.6 .475 1.0 3.0 .337 1.2 1.6 .806 1.4 5.0 6.4 4.8 0.7 0.6 2.1 1.4
2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG 75 34.0 30.1 10.6 19.8 .535 1.3 3.6 .353 7.6 8.7 .874 0.9 4.7 5.5 6.2 2.0 0.9 2.2 2.5
33 Gordon Hayward GF 26 17.2 5.3 1.8 4.1 .453 0.6 1.1 .517 1.0 1.5 .692 0.5 2.0 2.5 1.6 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.8
7 Chet Holmgren C 82 29.4 16.5 6.2 11.6 .530 1.6 4.3 .370 2.7 3.4 .793 1.6 6.3 7.9 2.4 0.6 2.3 1.6 2.4
11 Isaiah Joe SG 78 18.5 8.2 2.8 6.2 .458 1.9 4.5 .416 0.6 0.7 .865 0.4 1.9 2.3 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.6 1.1
18 Keyontae Johnson F 9 7.4 1.2 0.6 1.8 .312 0.1 0.3 .333 0.0 0.0 .000 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.6
50 Mike Muscala FC 16 5.7 1.1 0.5 1.4 .364 0.1 0.7 .091 0.0 0.1 .000 0.4 0.9 1.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5
30 Olivier Sarr FC 15 6.5 2.3 0.7 1.3 .579 0.1 0.4 .333 0.7 1.0 .667 0.7 1.7 2.4 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.2 1.2
22 Cason Wallace G 82 20.6 6.8 2.6 5.4 .491 1.2 2.9 .419 0.4 0.5 .784 0.6 1.6 2.3 1.5 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.6
12 Lindy Waters III SG 38 7.4 3.6 1.3 2.7 .471 1.0 2.2 .435 0.1 0.1 1.000 0.2 0.9 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.6
21 Aaron Wiggins F 78 15.7 6.9 2.7 4.8 .562 0.8 1.6 .492 0.7 0.9 .789 0.8 1.6 2.4 1.1 0.7 0.2 0.7 1.2
8 Jalen Williams G 71 31.3 19.1 7.5 14.0 .540 1.5 3.4 .427 2.5 3.1 .814 0.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 1.1 0.6 1.7 2.5
6 Jaylin Williams C 69 13.0 4.0 1.4 3.3 .417 0.8 2.1 .368 0.5 0.6 .805 0.5 2.9 3.4 1.6 0.4 0.4 0.5 1.4
34 Kenrich Williams SF 69 14.9 4.7 1.9 4.1 .468 0.8 2.0 .397 0.1 0.2 .500 0.9 2.1 3.0 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.5 1.5

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