Pelicans vs Thunder Game 2 Picks, Odds | NBA Playoffs Prediction

The 2024 NBA Playoffs resume with a relatively light 2-game slate this Wednesday -- and the second matchup of the day we'll preview is Pelicans vs. Thunder Game 2, which is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

The Pelicans are 7.5-point underdogs on the spread in Wednesday's contest, while the total is set at over/under 211.5 total points at DraftKings.

Here's everything you need to know about Game 2 of Pelicans vs. Thunder -- the latest betting odds, as well as our expert picks and prediction for the NBA Playoffs on Wednesday, April 24.

Pelicans vs Thunder Odds

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Pelicans vs Thunder Picks & Prediction

The only road team to cover among the eight Game 1's over the weekend was New Orleans, who hung with Oklahoma City in a 94-92 loss as 8.5-point underdogs.

The Pelicans are still without forward Zion Williamson, who is dealing with a hamstring injury. New Orleans hung around in Game 1 in spite of shooting 39% from the floor and 11-of-39 from 3-point range.

The Game 1 total closed at 216.5 as Wednesday's Game 2 total has dropped five points down to 211.5. The opening period saw the teams each score 17 points, which easily put the game on track for an Under.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led OKC with 28 points in spite of not hitting a 3-pointer, as the All-Star guard is 0-of-14 from long distance in his last three games.

Oklahoma City's defense stifled New Orleans in Game 1, as we'll see if the Thunder's offense can step up to cover this number on Wednesday.

The Thunder posted a 3-0 SU/ATS mark this season in a game after scoring less than 100 points. Let's lay the points with OKC to win Game 2 comfortably against New Orleans.

Pick: Thunder -7.5 (-110)

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Pelicans vs Thunder Game Time & TV Channel

Date: Wednesday, April 24
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: +480
  • Odds to Win Series: -1300
  • 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: +15000
  • Odds to Win Conference: +10000
  • Odds to Win Series: +730
  • SU: 48-35
  • ATS: 38-44
  • O/U: 47-34-1
  • PPG: 115.1
  • OPPG: 110.7

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