Thunder vs. Pelicans NBA Game 4 Preview (4/29/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 29, 2024
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are set to play against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 29, at 8:30 p.m. The game will take place at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and will be broadcast on the NBA channel. Betting odds favor the Thunder by a 5-point spread, with an over/under set at 205.0.

Thunder vs. Pelicans pregame odds for Game 4

The upcoming match between the Thunder and the Pelicans is capturing the attention of basketball enthusiasts, with sportsbooks offering competitive NBA betting odds. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM have all listed their lines, focusing on moneyline, point spread, and over/under, crucial for making informed betting decisions. Ohio sportsbook odds indicate a closely contested game, providing a variety of options for bettors.

  • DraftKings: Thunder -5, over/under 204.5
  • FanDuel: Thunder -5, over/under 205.0
  • Caesars: Thunder -5, over/under 205.5
  • BetMGM: Thunder -4.5, over/under 205.5

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

Thunder projected starting lineup tonight

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

Pelicans projected starting lineup tonight

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

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Thunder vs. Pelicans Game 4 injuries

Thunder: No significant injuries were reported relevant to the upcoming match.

Pelicans: Zion Williamson (PF) is out with a hamstring injury since April 17, impacting the team’s scoring and rebounding capabilities. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (C) is questionable due to an ankle injury as of April 27, potentially affecting the Pelicans’ interior defense and rebounding.

Team standings & stats for Thunder vs. Pelicans

With name players out for the Pelicans, New Orleans will need to rely on more bench power to secure a win against the Thunder tonight. Find key stats from each team’s season below.

Oklahoma City Thunder team stats & standings

The Oklahoma City Thunder lead the Western Conference with a record of 57-25, dominating the Northwest Division. They have a strong performance in their last ten games, securing 7 wins. Their offensive and defensive stats are impressive, making them a critical focus for NBA betting enthusiasts. Here are the Thunder’s key season stats:

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

New Orleans Pelicans team stats & standings

The New Orleans Pelicans find themselves in a competitive position in the Western Conference with 49-33, placing second in the Southwest Division. Their performance in the last ten games shows a balanced 5-5, a critical factor for odds consideration in NBA betting. The Pelicans’ season stats are noteworthy:

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

Player stats for Thunder vs. Pelicans

As the Thunder and Pelicans prepare for their upcoming clash, both teams boast players capable of making a significant impact on the game. With key performances in their recent matchups and solid season statistics, bettors and fans are keenly analyzing these athletes to inform their NBA betting strategies and predictions on the odds.

Thunder leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey have been leading the charge for the Thunder, showcasing their ability to score and assist effectively. The Thunder displayed this in Game 1 and Game 2, as well as in Game 3, where the team’s top five players performed accordingly:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 24 PTS, 5 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Josh Giddey (SG): 21 PTS, 8 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 21 PTS, 9 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 12 PTS, 4 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 6 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST

Season leaders for the Thunder show Gilgeous-Alexander’s scoring prowess and Holmgren’s rebounding strength:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 30.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 16.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.4 APG
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 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

Pelicans leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum are key contributors for the Pelicans, with Ingram’s scoring ability and McCollum’s all-around play being critical.

  • Brandon Ingram (SF): 19 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST
  • CJ McCollum (PG): 16 PTS, 5 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Herbert Jones (SF): 15 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 AST
  • Larry Nance Jr. (PF): 9 PTS, 13 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Trey Murphy III (SF): 10 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Pelicans highlight Ingram’s scoring and Valanciunas’s dominance on the boards:

  • Zion Williamson (SF): 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
  • Jonas Valanciunas (C): 12.2 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Herbert Jones (SF): 11.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.6 APG
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