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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: How to watch NBA online, TV channel, live stream info, start time



3rd Quarter Report

The Thunder are on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead the Pelicans 77-64.

The Thunder entered the contest having won four straight and they’re just one quarter away from another. Will they make it five, or will the Pelicans step up and spoil it? We’ll know soon.

Who’s Playing

Oklahoma City Thunder @ New Orleans Pelicans

Current Records: Oklahoma City 31-13, New Orleans 26-18

How To Watch

  • When: Friday, January 26, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Smoothie King Center — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: Bally Sports – New Orleans
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $13.30

What to Know

The New Orleans Pelicans will stay at home for another game and welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8:00 p.m. ET on January 26th at Smoothie King Center. After the pair made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune on Friday.

The Pelicans scored the most points they’ve had all season to find success on Tuesday. Everything went their way against Utah as New Orleans made off with a 153-124 win. The Pelicans pushed the score to 115-91 by the end of the third, a deficit the Jazz had little chance of recovering from.

The Pelicans relied on the efforts of Herbert Jones, who scored 22 points along with five assists and five rebounds, and CJ McCollum, who went 9 for 13 from beyond the arc en route to 33 points and 2 assists.

Meanwhile, the Thunder had already won three in a row (a stretch where they outscored their opponents by an average of 4 points), and they went ahead and made it four on Wednesday. They were the clear victor by a 140-114 margin over San Antonio. Winning is a bit easier when you make nine more threes than your opponent, as the Thunder did.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continued his habit of posting crazy stat lines, dropping a double-double on 32 points and ten assists. The contest was his fourth in a row with at least 30 points. Less helpful for the Thunder was Luguentz Dort’s abysmal 0-5 three-point shooting.

New Orleans’ win bumped their record up to 26-18. As for Oklahoma City, they are on a roll lately: they’ve won eight of their last ten matches, which provided a nice bump to their 31-13 record this season.

Friday’s game is shaping up to be a masterclass in shooting: The Pelicans just can’t miss this season, having made 48.9% of their shots per game. However, it’s not like the Thunder (currently ranked second in field goal percentage per game) struggle in that department as they’ve made 50.6% of their shots per game this season. Given these competing strengths, it’ll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Looking ahead, the Pelicans are expected to win a tight contest, barring any buzzer beaters. This contest will be their fifth straight as the favorites (so far over this stretch they are 2-2 against the spread).

Odds

New Orleans is a slight 2-point favorite against Oklahoma City, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 241 points.

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Series History

New Orleans has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Oklahoma City.

  • Nov 01, 2023 – New Orleans 110 vs. Oklahoma City 106
  • Apr 12, 2023 – Oklahoma City 123 vs. New Orleans 118
  • Mar 11, 2023 – Oklahoma City 110 vs. New Orleans 96
  • Feb 13, 2023 – New Orleans 103 vs. Oklahoma City 100
  • Dec 23, 2022 – New Orleans 128 vs. Oklahoma City 125
  • Nov 28, 2022 – New Orleans 105 vs. Oklahoma City 101
  • Dec 26, 2021 – Oklahoma City 117 vs. New Orleans 112
  • Dec 15, 2021 – New Orleans 113 vs. Oklahoma City 110
  • Nov 10, 2021 – Oklahoma City 108 vs. New Orleans 100
  • Apr 29, 2021 – New Orleans 109 vs. Oklahoma City 95





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