Betting Percentages, Sharp Picks for Thunder vs. Pelicans, Clippers vs. Celtics

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Feb 13, 2020, 01:29 PM EST
  • See how the pros are betting tonight's Clippers-Celtics and Pelicans-Thunder matchups.
  • See why the total experienced an unusual move in LA-Boston and

With 26 teams already kicking back for the NBA All-Star break, tonight’s final slate of the week consists of just two games. Don’t fret, though. The schedulers left us with a pair of entertaining matchups to close out the first two-thirds-ish of the season.

The Thunder will travel to Nola to face Zion and the Pelicans, who are looking to enter the break on a four-game heater. OKC, meanwhile, will attempt to not go in on a three-game skid.

And in a highly-anticipated rematch of what turned into a must-watch Round 1 event in November, the Celtics will look for revenge on the Clippers at home tonight.

Both games lined relatively tightly, with the Pels three-point favorites over the Thunder and the Celtics at -2 over the Clips. As you’d expect, both games are also drawing plenty of betting action.

Let’s take a look at how bettors — including sharp ones — are playing tonight’s matchups, and how oddsmakers are adjusting their lines in response.


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Thunder vs. Pelicans

8 p.m. ET | FS-OK

  • Spread: Pelicans -3
  • Over/under: 234

With no major competition, the Pelicans have cruised into the most popular bet position tonight. Their 83% backing is the highest of any standard bet on the slate.

And while it may make sense that the Average Joe is taking the opportunity to bet Zion as a short home favorite, it’s not just the minimum-play bettors laying the points. In fact, the 82% of bettors behind New Orleans have generated an even higher 93% of actual money.