Pelicans vs. Thunder odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, April 29 predictions from proven computer model

The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the New Orleans Pelicans at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder are 21-41 overall and 9-21 at home, while New Orleans is 27-35 overall and 10-19 on the road. The teams have split their first two meetings this season. 

New Orleans is favored by 9.5 points in the latest Thunder vs. Pelicans odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 231.5. Before entering any Pelicans vs. Thunder picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned over $9,400 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up over $1,400 on its top-rated picks this season and entered Week 19 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 97-60 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread dating back to last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Thunder vs. Pelicans. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Pelicans vs. Thunder:

  • Thunder vs. Pelicans spread: Thunder +9.5
  • Thunder vs. Pelicans over-under: 231.5 points
  • Thunder vs. Pelicans money line: New Orleans -440, OKC +360  

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What you need to know about the Thunder

Oklahoma City stunned the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, 119-115. Luguentz Dort (24 points) was the top scorer for Oklahoma City. The Thunder snapped a 14-game losing streak, their longest since the 2008-09 season. The win prevented them from setting a new franchise record for consecutive losses. 

Darius Bazley has scored 20-plus points in four of his past five games. The Thunder are third worst in the league in points per game, at only 105.5 on average. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is expected to miss at least two more weeks with a foot injury. 

What you need to know about the Pelicans

New Orleans fell 114-112 to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Zion Williamson had a dunk attempt blocked with 2.2 seconds remaining. Lonzo Ball posted a triple-double on 16 points, 12 assists, and 12 rebounds. The Pelicans are four games behind the No. 10 spot in the Western Conference. 

Brandon Ingram led New Orleans with 27 points on Wednesday. The Pelicans have lost six of their last eight games. Center Steven Adams (toe) has been ruled out of Thursday’s game. 

How to make Thunder vs. Pelicans picks

The model has simulated Thunder vs. Pelicans 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under on the total, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Thunder vs. Pelicans? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Thunder vs. Pelicans spread to jump on Thursday, all from the model that is on an incredible 97-60 roll.

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