maybe OKC players partying in New Orleans with the mini-vacation coming up.... so they shouldn't be too energetic and focused on playing defense tonight.
Sportsline "computer simulation" give the Over a grade of "A" (fwiw)
and one of the Sportsline touts Stephen Oh has the Over as his pick:
"My numbers see at least 239 points hitting the board Thursday between the Thunder and Pelicans, sending this one well Over the posted total. The Over is hitting in a whopping 69 percent of simulations between these high-powered clubs. The Over is on a 7-3 run in this series and the Thunder are playing Over at a 4-0-1 clip when coming off a straight-up loss. The defense-challenged Pelicans are on a 17-5 overall run to the Over."