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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [4/27/2024]

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [4/27/2024]

The New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder are scheduled to meet in the 2024 NBA Playoffs at Smoothie King Center on Saturday, with tipoff at 3:30PM ET.

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

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Thunder vs. Pelicans Prediction: Who Will Win Game 3

We have used powerful machine learning and statistics to simulate the outcome of Saturday's NBA Playoffs matchup between the Thunder and Pelicans 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NBA predictions.

Our independent predictive analytics model gives the Thunder a 57% chance of defeating the Pelicans. Our predicted final score has the Thunder winning 106-104.

According to our model, the Thunder (-2) have a 52% chance of covering the spread, while the 209.5-point over/under 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 Thunder and Pelicans, reached the NBA Playoffs 2024, which spans four rounds: the First Round, Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals, and NBA Finals.

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

Thunder vs. Pelicans Game 3 Odds

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

Bet Type Thunder Pelicans
Spread -2 (-108) +2 (-112)
Moneyline -120 +108
Total o209.5 (-110) u209.5 (-110)

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

Thunder vs. Pelicans Game 3 Picks

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

With a betting edge of 2.8%, a pick from the Thunder vs. Pelicans game is featured in today's best bets on Dimers Pro.

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Thunder vs. Pelicans Game 3 Player Props

NBA player props are an exciting way to wager on the Thunder vs. Pelicans game without necessarily betting on the outcome.

We have crunched the numbers to project how each team's leading players will perform at Smoothie King Center.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is expected to lead the Thunder with 29 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, while CJ McCollum is projected to have 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the Pelicans.

Thunder Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Thunder:

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 29 5 6 2
Jalen Williams 21 4 6 2
Chet Holmgren 18 9 3 2
Luguentz Dort 11 3 2 3
Josh Giddey 11 6 5 1

MORE: NBA First Basket Predictions for Saturday

Pelicans Prediction

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

CJ McCollum 23 5 6 5
Brandon Ingram 21 5 6 1
Trey Murphy 18 6 3 4
Jonas Valanciunas 15 11 3 0
Herbert Jones 12 3 3 2

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

Thunder vs. Pelicans Game 3 Information

Saturday's Game 3 between the Pelicans and Thunder in the NBA Playoffs is scheduled to start at 3:30PM ET.


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

Calling Our Shot: Free NBA Picks

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We predict the Thunder, with a 57% win probability, will likely beat the Pelicans on Saturday.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Thunder vs. Pelicans insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are rooted 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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Jason Bevilacqua
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Jason Bevilacqua has a deep-rooted passion for sports and has been actively involved in sports betting for many years. Specializing in the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and NFL, Jason delivers engaging game previews across these leagues. His expertise is particularly evident in his best bets for MLB, NHL, and college basketball. Additionally, Jason contributes valuable MLB and NFL props, as well as NBA first basket plays. 

Since joining Dimers in 2020 as the Head of Social and Community, Jason has also made significant contributions to the editorial department, offering daily articles that are not only well-researched but also deeply insightful. His strategic approach and collaboration with DimersBOT ensure his betting advice is top-notch.

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