Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

Thunder ties franchise record with 8th straight road win	
				Credit Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Thunder ties franchise record with 8th straight road win Credit Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Will the New Orleans Pelicans go into the All-Star Break with a big win at home when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 8PM ET? Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading the team with 19.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest. The Thunder are tied for 27in threes made per game as they drain 10.4 per contest while ranking tied for 18 by hitting 35.2 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc. Oklahoma City was knocked off 114-106 at home by San Antonio in their previous contest Tuesday night. New Orleans played its third straight game without All-Star forward Brandon Ingram, who has a sprained ankle.

Both teams shot better than 48%, but New Orleans was done in by 17 turnovers that the Thunder converted into 24 points.

Rookie Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with a season-high 32 points, surpassing the 31 he had two nights earlier against the Portland Trail Blazers. JJ Redick scored 24, Lonzo Ball had 16 points and Jrue Holiday totaled 14 points and 11 assists. The public betting now has 76 percent going on New Orleans as the home favorite. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.

The Thunder are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games following a loss and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games as a road underdog. The Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win and 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.

According to the latest oddsmakers, the Pelicans are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Thunder.

The Pelicans are 4 in the league in scoring offense as they average 115.7 points per game on the season.

Gallinari's basket put Oklahoma City ahead before Ball's 3-pointer gave New Orleans a 111-110 lead.

But one of the few teams to sport a lineup that can match the Pelicans in Oklahoma City. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from three in their last five games. I'll lay the bucket.

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