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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NBA : Westbrook Leads Thunder into New Orleans

The top scorers in the NBA go head-to-head on Wednesday night, when Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road to take on Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans.

As we go to press, Russell Westbrook leads the league in points per game and ranks second in assists per game. Amazingly, he’s still averaging a triple-double for the season. The Thunder will need every bit of his production, as they sit with a record of 16-11 through their first 27 games. When Westbrook hits a triple-double, which he has 13 of so far this season, Oklahoma City’s record improves to 10-3.

Power forward Anthony Davis is second in the league in points per game, while ranking ninth in rebounds and first in blocks. But he can't do it all himself. The Pelicans are 24th in points allowed and point differential. If the Pelicans are going to make it to the postseason – or even back to .500 – they need to find some help for Davis.

The Thunder are 3-2 SU and 2-3 ATS in their last five against the Pelicans, who fell 101-92 in Oklahoma City on December 4 behind a Westbrook triple-double.

NBA : Westbrook Leads Thunder into New Orleans

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NBA Odds: Davis, Westbrook Meet for Second Time this Season

Point guard Russell Westbrook and power forward Anthony Davis are first and second in scoring in the NBA this season, and the two will meet for the second time this season on Wednesday. The New Orleans Pelicans host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 PM ET.

Davis and Westbrook met on December 4 in Oklahoma City, and it was Westbrook and the Thunder that prevailed, beating the Pelicans 101-92. Davis had a monster of a game, recording 37 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Despite Davis’ quality numbers, Westbrook came out on top, registering 28 points, 17 boards and 12 assists. Road games have been a challenge for the Thunder, though. They’ve lost two straight and are just 5-6 in away games this season.

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