Pelicans poised to beat OKC tonight in the Big Easy

Paul George and the Thunder are 1-4 SU and 0-4-1 ATS in their past five games. They’ll try to end that slide tonight as one-point favorites at New Orleans.

Published on Sunday, 4/1/18, at 12:38 p.m. Eastern.

I’m on a 5-1 run in the NBA over the last three nights with the only loss coming when OKC blew a late lead as a four-point favorite in regulation Friday night. The Nuggets eventually clipped the Thunder by one in overtime.

I had Boston at +4.5 in its 110-99 home win over Toronto last night. My picks are now 8-3 in the NBA since March 21 and going back to Feb. 13, they’re 28-18 (60.9%, +9.55 Units).

Moving to today, we’ve got the 76ers tipping off as 3-point favorite here very soon at Charlotte.

I’m on Philadelphia again.

Here’s my write-up explaining my pick on

Philadelphia has won nine consecutive contests and has covered the number in seven straight. I was on the 76ers -7.5 at Atlanta on Friday night when they put the game away early in a 101-91 win. The Hawks outscored Philly’s reserves 32-15 in the fourth quarter to make the final score respectable, but the 76ers’ starters all played 26 minutes or fewer. As for Charlotte, it lost at Washington yesterday, putting it in a back-to-back spot here. The Hornets have lost back-to-back games and are mired in a 0-3 ATS slump. Jeremy Lamb (13.1 PPG) is ‘doubtful’ and Michael Carter-Williams (9.1 PPG) is ‘out.’

I also like the Pelicans…

Since Feb. 10, New Orleans has produced a 15-7 straight-up record and a 14-8 against-the-spread mark. After missing a couple of games with a wrist injury, Rajon Rondo returned in Friday’s 107-102 loss at Cleveland as 4.5-point underdogs when the Pelicans allowed a 10-point halftime lead to get away. They’re 4-1 both SU and ATS in their last five home games with the only defeat coming in a 107-103 loss to Portland when Rondo was out and Damian Lillard erupted for 41 points. New Orleans has beaten OKC twice already this season — 114-100 at OKC and 114-107 at home. The Thunder has lost three in a row both SU and ATS. They’re 1-4 SU and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five contests. Plus, OKC had to go to overtime with Denver before losing by one on Friday night in OKC. I like the Pelicans to win outright.

I’m also on the total for OKC at New Orleans if you want to check that out here. And I may add another pick or two in the next hour or so…

Best of luck with your plays!

Share this post: