POWER SPORTS' *10* NBA WESTERN CONF GAME OF THE YEAR ~ OUTRAGEOUS 15-3 NBA RUN!
Oklahoma City vs. New Orleans,
02/13/2020 20:00 EDT,
Score: 123 - 118
Point Spread: +2/+102 Oklahoma City
10* Oklahoma City (8:00 ET): Back on Tuesday, I noted how the Pelicans have been doing with Zion Williamson. Since he debuted, the team’s record is 6-4 SU w/ him missing one of the losses. I had New Orleans Tuesday, in a home game vs. Portland, but if you read that analysis then you know it was more of a fade on a Blazers team that more often than not struggles on the road. Sure enough, they prevailed by 21 points. They’re at home again Thursday, but playing against what I consider a more formidable team.
Oklahoma City has been one of the big surprises of the first half of the season. Having already gone over their season win total (31.5), they lead the league with a 34-19-1 ATS record. That said, they did just drop a home game to San Antonio Tuesday night 114-106 as an eight-point favorite. Count on them bouncing back here though. Incredibly, they have gone 20-5 ATS on the road, so they are a much bigger threat than the Blazers were. While tonight’s number is short, it’s worth noting OKC is 21-8 ATS getting points.
The Thunder are also 3-0 vs. the Pelicans this season. The three wins were all relatively close and when New Orleans didn’t have Williamson in the lineup. Nevertheless, my view is that OKC is the better team here. The Pelicans still have massive defensive issues in that they give up 117.2 points per game. That’s the most in the Western Conference and things really haven’t been much better since Williamson arrived. In each of the L5 games, NO has allowed at least 117 pts. 10* Oklahoma City