Pelicans game tonight: Pelicans vs Thunder odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Nov. 28

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The New Orleans Pelicans will return home tonight to take on the pesky Oklahoma City Thunder in the Smoothie King Center.

This is the start of a crucial 10-game stretch for the Pelicans in which they play the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz a combined five times, so it is important that they not blow any games at home against teams they should beat.

The Thunder fall into that category, though they are not to be taken lightly, as they are a surprising 8-12 and score the 6th-most points in the league behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is playing like he belongs on the All-NBA team and is currently 3rd in the league in points per game.

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The Pels will be shorthanded, but what is new? They’ve rarely had their full complement of players and that is the case again tonight, which is why this spread is so low.

Can New Orleans take care of business at home against the up and coming Thunder? Here is everything you need to know.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Odds and Spread, Over/Under

The spread is just six points in this one, surprisingly low considering the Pels are at home, but it’s more a testament to their injury situation and all of the unknowns.

The money lines are -240 for New Orleans and +194 for OKC and the over/under a combined 232 points, which is about as high as it’s been this season.

Both of these teams can put up points and have been over the last three games, so even though it is high, I like the over.

Pelicans injury report

CJ McCollum is out and Brandon Ingram is doubtful for this one after spraining his toe. Both Naji Marshall and Larry Nance Jr. are listed as questionable, so the Pels could have a depleted starting lineup and bench against OKC.

Rookie Chet Holmgren is out for the season for the Thunder and veteran Mike Muscala is also out for tonight’s game.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Prediction

This is obviously not a “must-win” game for the Pels, but it’s one they would certainly like to get at home against a team that is well below them in the standings.

With BI and CJ out, this should be a big Zion Williamson game, and the Pels should run their offense through the big man as much as possible. The Thunder do have a couple of shot blockers, but none that can handle Zion’s physicality inside.

We may see the Pels go away from their recent trend of more 3-point shots and get back to pounding the ball in the paint to their two bigs and let everyone else feed off of them. Trey Murphy III should have a big night off the ball and rookie Dyson Daniels should get a chance to continue to shine.

I like the Pels to win in a fairly close game with plenty of scoring.

New Orleans 122, Oklahoma City 115

How to watch Pelicans vs Thunder

The game against OKC will tip off at 7:00 PM CT and you can watch on Bally Sports New Orleans or listen on WRNO 99.5 FM.

How to stream Pelicans vs. Thunder

FUBO.TV has a free trial for streaming and the NBA League Pass is half off right now but don’t get it unless you live out of market.

*Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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