New Orleans Pelicans vs. OKC Thunder Game 1 Offshore Betting, Preview, Picks

Top-ranked Oklahoma City Thunder will face the New Orleans Pelicans, who secured their postseason after a play-in battle. Thunder is a big favorite in the series, but Ingram, McCollum and the boys have slightly different plans.

Before you bet on New Orleans Pelicans vs. OKC Thunder

Pelicans won’t have Zion in Game 1, and that’s a huge blow to them. But then again, it’s nothing new when it comes to Williamson and his health. But the good thing is that McCollum and Ingram look good. They led the Pels to a 105-98 win over the Kings in the final play-in event.

Ingram had 24 points with six boards and assists each. CJ was slow and had just seven buckets, but Jonas Valanciunas stepped up with 19 points and 12 boards. The bench was more than productive, producing 34 points, all between three players: Nance Jr, Marshall and Alvarado.

Thunder looks great. Otherwise they wouldn’t win first place in the West. After an intense battle, they claimed the top seed with several wins at the end of the regular season. OKC played four straight at home and was victorious in each, with the last coming against the Dallas Mavs, 135-86.

Gilgeous-Alexander leads the way with 30.1 points, but he also adds 6.2 assists per game, which is his new quality. Josh Giddey is the team’s playmaker, but Shai evolved into a dual threat because he can create positions for his teammates. Sophomore Jalen Williams has been a big surprise, averaging 19.1 points, 4.5 assists and 4 boards. He will also be a challenge for the Pels.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. OKC Thunder Game 1 Offshore Betting

Offshore sports book Moneyline Total Scatter
BetOnline Pelicans (3.90) | Thunder (1.28) 215.5 Pelicans +8.5 (1.91) | Thunder -8.5 (1.91)
MyBookie Pelicans (3.74) | Thunder (1.28) 215.5 Pelicans +8.5 (1.91) | Thunder -8.5 (1.91)
BetUS Pelicans (3.85) | Thunder (1.27) 216 Pelicans +8.5 (1.91) | Thunder -8.5 (1.91) Pelicans (3.90) | Thunder (1.28) 215.5 Pelicans +8.5 (1.91) | Thunder -8.5 (1.91)
XBet Pelicans (3.74) | Thunder (1.28) 215.5 Pelicans +8.5 (1.91) | Thunder -8.5 (1.91)

OKC may have some rust compared to New Orleans because they had to wait for the play-in to end. Yet that is no reason to choose the guests, who, despite excellent players, are not favorites here. OKC’s home performance has been fantastic, and they should beat the Pels tonight.