Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans odds, picks and predictions

Corey Scott
Sportsbook Wire

The 10th-place Oklahoma City Thunder (40-42) and the 9th-place New Orleans Pelicans (42-40) meet Wednesday in the Western Conference play-in tournament at Smoothie King Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze BetMGM Sportsbook's lines around the Thunder vs. Pelicans odds , and make our expert NBA picks and predictions .

The Thunder covered the spread as 2-point home favorites Sunday with a 115-100 win vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. Oklahoma City has won back-to-back games, but is just 2-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10.

The Pelicans failed to cover as 3.5-point underdogs Sunday in a 113-108 loss at the Minnesota Timberwolves. New Orleans has won 9 of its last 12 games and is 8-3-1 ATS over that span.

The Pelicans won the regular season series 3-1 straight up (2-2 ATS), with the Under hitting in 3 of the 4 meetings. Oklahoma City covered as a 1-point underdog in a 110-96 win as the Under (232.5) cashed in the most recent meeting March 11.