NBA 2021 Live: Pelicans vs Thunder Preview, Team News, Predicted Line-Ups and NOP vs OKC Dream11 Prediction. The Oklahoma City Thunder play the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, December 16th in the battle of two western conference teams.
Where to watch Pelicans vs Thunder game?
The Thunder, who are 8-18, have lost two consecutive games due to recent offensive and shooting struggles. The 8-21 Pelicans have been consistently awful, ranking in the bottom five in both offensive and defensive rating. Every NBA franchise represents a unique viewpoint.
You can watch the game on the NBA App if you have an NBA League Pass membership, and it will also be aired nationally on TNT. Let’s take a look at the most recent team news and our Dream11 predictions for the showdown between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Team news and injuries
Zion Williamson is out with a fractured right foot. Kira Lewis Jr. is out with a knee sprain. Daulton Hommes has a stress fracture and will miss the rest of the season. Didi Louzada is on the sidelines due to a ban.
Lu Dort is out with a sprained left ankle. This game takes place five days after the team reported that franchise player Zion Williamson has had a setback in his rehabilitation from foot surgery. So things are looking bleak for Pelicans fans right now.
Pelicans vs Thunder preview
The Thunder’s offense has been the worst in the league the last two games, averaging 92.7 points per 100 possessions, comfortably the worst in the NBA. However, a matchup against one of the league’s defensive clubs should help to right the ship. If the Thunder want to finish in the bottom three, they can’t afford to lose games like this.
In their first 19 games of the season, the New Orleans Pelicans had only three wins. However, after November 25, the New Orleans club has been playing considerably better, winning five of their following ten games. Furthermore, the Pelicans scored 105 points or more in eight of the ten games. As a result, the squad from New Orleans has only 8 victories in 29 games (win index 0.276) and is currently ranked 15th (last) in the Eastern Conference.
Pelicans vs Thunder Head to Head record
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans have split their 65 regular-season games, with the Thunder winning 38 and the Pelicans winning 27. Thunder has won three of their last five meetings with the Pelicans.
Pelicans vs Thunder Predicted Lineups
New Orleans Pelicans
Point Guard – Devonte’ Graham, Shooting Guard – Garrett Temple, Small Forward – Herbert Jones, Power Forward – Brandon Ingram, Center – Jonas Valanciunas
G – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | G – Josh Giddey | F – Luguentz Dort | F – Darius Bazley | C – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
Pelicans vs Thunder Dream11 Team
Point Guard – D. Graham, S. Gilgeous-Alexander
Shooting Guard – J. Giddey, G. Temple
Small Forward – H. Jones, L. Dort
Power Forward – B. Ingram
Center – J. Robinson-Earl
Disclaimer: The aforementioned Dream11 team and prediction are based on our own research and analysis. We do not guarantee any success on the selection of these players in your team.