Pelicans vs. Thunder NBA Game 2 Preview (4/24/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 24, 2024
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The New Orleans Pelicans are set to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 24, at 9:30 p.m. ET. The game, scheduled at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, will be broadcast on TNT. This matchup features a point spread of -7.5 and an over/under of 210.5, with betting odds favoring the Thunder at -332 and the Pelicans at +264.

Pelicans vs. Thunder pregame Game 2 odds for Wednesday

NBA betting odds for the upcoming match between the Pelicans and the Thunder highlight a similar spread to Game 1, with the Thunder as -7.5 point favorites on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars. The over/under is set at 210.0 or 210.5 at Ohio sportsbooks, as these two defenses will look to limit overall scoring again.

  • Bet365: Thunder -7.5, over/under 211.5
  • BetMGM: Thunder -7.5, over/under 212.5
  • Caesars: Thunder -7.5, over/under 211.5
  • BetRivers: Thunder -7.5, over/under 212.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Pelicans vs. Thunder.

Pelicans projected starting lineup

  • PG: CJ McCollum
  • SG: Herbert Jones
  • SF: Brandon Ingram
  • PF: Larry Nance Jr.
  • C: Jonas Valanciunas

Thunder projected starting lineup

  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Josh Giddey
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Jalen Williams
  • C: Chet Holmgren

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Pelicans vs. Thunder Game 2 injuries

Pelicans: Zion Williamson, PF, is out with a hamstring injury since April 17.

Thunder: There are no injuries for the Thunder.

Team standings & stats for Wednesday’s game

New Orleans Pelicans team stats & standings

The New Orleans Pelicans, with a season record of 49-33, are finishing 8th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Southwest Division. Their performance metrics for the season include an average of 115.1 points per game and an average of 110.7 points allowed per game. The Pelicans’ field goal percentage stands at 48.6%, with a three-pointer percentage of 38.3%.

  • Points per game: 115.1
  • Points allowed per game: 110.7
  • FG%: 48.6
  • 3PT%: 38.3
  • Assists per game: 27.0
  • Rebounds per game: 44.0

Oklahoma City Thunder team stats & standings

The Oklahoma City Thunder lead the Western Conference with a record of 57-25, also topping the Northwest Division. They average 120.1 points per game while allowing 112.7 points. The Thunder’s shooting efficiency is highlighted by a 49.9% field goal percentage and a 38.9% rate from beyond the arc. It was a struggle in their prior game against the Pelicans, shooting 43.5% from the field and 31.3% from three.

  • Points per game: 120.1
  • Points allowed per game: 112.7
  • FG%: 49.9
  • 3PT%: 38.9
  • Assists per game: 27.1
  • Rebounds per game: 42.0

Player stats for Pelicans vs. Thunder Game 2

The Pelicans and Thunder meet for a Wednesday night Game 2 matchup, with the Thunder leading the series with one win. These individual player stats for each team will help bettors determine the potential outcome of this matchup.

Pelicans leaders ahead of tonight’s game

McCollum’s recent scoring spree and Zion Williamson’s all-around play could be pivotal. Here are the top Pelicans players from their recent loss to Oklahoma City:

  • CJ McCollum (PG): 20 PTS, 3 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Herbert Jones (SF): 8 PTS, 7 RBS, 4 AST
  • Jonas Valanciunas (C): 13 PTS, 20 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Brandon Ingram (SF): 12 PTS, 6 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Trey Murphy III (SG): 21 PTS, 4 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Pelicans show consistent performance:

  • Zion Williamson (PF): 22.9 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Brandon Ingram (SF): 20.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 5.7 APG
  • CJ McCollum (PG): 20.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 4.6 APG
  • Trey Murphy III (PF): 14.8 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 2.2 APG
  • Jonas Valanciunas (C): 12.2 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.1 APG

Thunder leaders ahead of tonight’s game

For the Thunder, Gilgeous-Alexander’s scoring ability and Jalen Williams’ versatility are key. Here are the top Thunder players from their recent Game 1 win against the Pelicans:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 28 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Jalen Williams (PF): 19 PTS, 7 RBS, 4 AST
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 15 PTS, 11 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 6 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST
  • Jaylin Williams (F): 6 PTS, 2 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Thunder highlight their strengths:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 30.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Chet Holmgren (PF): 16.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.4 APG
  • Jalen Williams (PF): 19.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.5 APG
  • Josh Giddey (SG): 12.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 10.9 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.4 APG
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