Picks & Analysis: Thunder vs Pelicans 01-26-2024

Picks & Analysis: Thunder vs Pelicans 01-26-2024

January 26, 2024


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On January 26, the Oklahoma City Thunder (31-13) will take on the New Orleans Pelicans (26-18) in an attempt to extend a 3-game winning streak on the road.


The Oklahoma City Thunder, who have won 8 of their previous ten games overall, will be looking to win for the 5th time in a row after dominating the Spurs 140-114 on the road in their last game. Leading the squad in scoring with 32 points and 10 assists was Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Chet Holmgren followed with 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. Aaron Wiggins, coming off the bench, contributed 22 points on 9 of 11 shots. The Thunder looked easy from the very start, scoring 35 points in the opening quarter and then dominating for 77 points in the 2nd half to seal a lopsided victory. As a team, they fired 56% from the field and 18 of 40 from the 3-point line. The sole athlete on the injury list for the Thunder is Olivier Sarr.



The New Orleans Pelicans, on the other hand, have continued to play well, winning 9 of their previous 13 games. They want to continue their winning ways and improve on their previous victories, which include a decisive 153-124 victory over the Jazz in their last game. Herbert Jones scored 22 points with an outstanding 8-of-9 shooting performance, and CJ McCollum led the team with 33 points on an effective 11-of-17 shooting effort. At 117.5 points per game, the Pelicans are 11th in the NBA’s scoring statistics offensively. The Pelicans have given up an average of 112.5 points during this campaign, but their defensive performance has been inconsistent. In their previous 3 games, they have given up an inflated average of 119.7 points. The Pelicans are concerned going into the game since Dereon Seabron and Matt Ryan are listed as doubtful.


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Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans Thunder Information

  • Date: 01/26/2024
  • Time: 08:10 PM ET
  • Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • How to Watch Thunder vs Pelicans: NBA TV
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


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