Pelicans vs Thunder Game 1 Picks, Odds | NBA Playoffs Prediction

The 2024 NBA Playoffs resume with another loaded 4-game slate this Sunday -- and the final matchup of the day we'll preview is Pelicans vs. Thunder Game 1, which is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

The Pelicans are 8-point underdogs on the spread in Sunday's contest, while the total is set at over/under 214.5 total points at DraftKings.

Here's everything you need to know about Pelicans vs. Thunder -- the latest betting odds, as well as our expert picks and prediction for the NBA Playoffs on Sunday, April 21.

Pelicans vs Thunder Odds

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Pelicans vs Thunder Picks & Prediction

New Orleans took advantage of its second opportunity to advance to the playoffs by pulling away from Sacramento, 105-98 on Friday night to grab the 8th seed in the West.

The surprising Oklahoma City Thunder own the top seed at 57-25 after outlasting both Denver and Minnesota to win the Northwest Division.

The Thunder captured two of three regular season meetings from the Pelicans this season.

Both OKC wins came in the Big Easy as short favorites, while blowing an early 19-point lead at home to the Pelicans in a 110-106 defeat in November.

This will be the largest number that the Thunder are laying to the Pelicans, but also it has to do with the absence of forward Zion Williamson, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

The Pelicans are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games as a road underdog, which includes six outright victories.

The pressure is no doubt on the Thunder to keep up this remarkable season, especially with the Pelicans missing one of their top two players.

Let's look at the Pelicans here as an underdog to cover in Game 1.

Pick: Pelicans +8 (-110)

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Pelicans vs Thunder Game Time & TV Channel

Date: Sunday, April 21
Matchup: Northwest vs Southwest
Venue: Paycom Center
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Time-TV: TNT, 9:30 p.m. ET

Pelicans vs Thunder Betting Stats

1) Oklahoma City Thunder
(1st Place, Northwest)

  • Odds to Win Finals: +1300
  • Odds to Win Conference: +460
  • Odds to Win Series: -650
  • SU: 57-25
  • ATS: 46-35-1
  • O/U: 45-36-1
  • PPG: 120.1
  • OPPG: 112.7

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8) New Orleans Pelicans
(2nd Place, Southwest)

  • Odds To Win Finals: +6500
  • Odds to Win Conference: +3000
  • Odds to Win Series: +440
  • SU: 48-35
  • ATS: 38-44
  • O/U: 47-34-1
  • PPG: 115.1
  • OPPG: 110.7

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