New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [4/24/2024]

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [4/24/2024]

The Oklahoma City Thunder will face the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2024 NBA Playoffs at Paycom Center on Wednesday, starting at 9:30PM ET.

Dimers.com's full preview of Wednesday's Pelicans vs. Thunder matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Pelicans vs. Thunder Prediction: Who Will Win Game 2

We have used innovative machine learning and statistics to simulate the result of Wednesday's NBA Playoffs matchup between the Pelicans and Thunder 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA picks.

Our independent predictive analytics model currently gives the Thunder a 72% chance of defeating the Pelicans. Our predicted final score has the Thunder winning 109-102.

According to our model, the Pelicans (+7.5) have a 53% chance of covering the spread, while the over/under total of 210.5 points has a 52% chance of going over.

The NBA Playoffs is an annual postseason tournament held to determine the league's champion.

A total of 16 teams, including the Pelicans and Thunder, reached the NBA Playoffs 2024, which includes four rounds: the First Round, Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals, and NBA Finals.

Each round is played as a best-of-seven series, with the first team to four wins moving on to the next round until a champion is crowned.

Pelicans vs. Thunder Game 2 Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Pelicans Thunder
Spread +7.5 (-110) -7.5 (-110)
Moneyline +250 -300
Total o210.5 (-110) u210.5 (-110)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Pelicans vs. Thunder Game 2 Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, paired with the latest odds, reveal the top betting picks to make on every game, including Pelicans vs. Thunder. Our best NBA bets for Wednesday are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Pelicans vs. Thunder Game 2 Player Props

NBA player props are an exciting way to wager on Wednesday's Pelicans vs. Thunder matchup without necessarily betting on the outcome.

We uss the best information available to project individual points, assists, rebounds and three-pointers for each team.

CJ McCollum is expected to lead the Pelicans with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is projected to have 30 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the Thunder.

Pelicans Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Pelicans:

Player PTS REB AST 3PM
CJ McCollum 24 5 6 5
Brandon Ingram 21 5 7 2
Trey Murphy 18 6 3 4
Jonas Valanciunas 15 11 3 1
Herbert Jones 11 3 3 2

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Thunder Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Thunder:

Player PTS REB AST 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 30 5 7 2
Jalen Williams 21 4 6 2
Chet Holmgren 18 9 3 2
Luguentz Dort 11 3 2 3
Josh Giddey 10 5 4 1

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out Wednesday's NBA prop picks.

Pelicans vs. Thunder Game 2 Information

Wednesday's Game 2 between the Thunder and Pelicans in the NBA Playoffs is scheduled to begin at 9:30PM ET.

 

Our full betting coverage of the Pelicans vs. Thunder includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.

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Conclusion

We predict the Thunder, with a 72% win probability, will likely beat the Pelicans on Wednesday.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Pelicans vs. Thunder insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are grounded in current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Dave Garofolo
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Dave Garofolo, a seasoned fantasy sports and betting enthusiast with a special affection for MLB and NFL, uses his deep knowledge to craft game previews for the NBA, MLB, and NFL. He also brings his expertise to the golf world with tournament previews and parlays for the PGA TOUR and major golf tournaments. Additionally, Dave offers valuable props for NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAAM basketball, along with best bets for MLB, NHL, and NCAAM. 

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