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The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 2 of their opening series. Can Jalen Williams continue to step up on defense for the Thunder? MJC Locks provides his top prop pick in Pelicans vs. Thunder

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction: Can Jalen Williams Step Up for Thunder in Game 2?

I am going to be looking Jalen Williams props tonight in Game 2 vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. While I expect Jalen Williams to have a great game here, I am going to be targeting his steals prop and will be taking him under 1.5 Steals.

Pelicans vs. Thunder GAME 2 DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: April 24, 2024
  • Start Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: TNT

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction

Williams is coming off a two-steal game in Game 1, but I don't expect him to replicate that performance here in Game 2. He had two of the Thunder's five steals which is a bit lucky as we'd expect him to go under 1.5 steals in most games that the team only has five steals.

The Pelicans allowed the third-fewest steals on the season at around 6.6 per game, and JDub had not recorded a steal vs. them in the three regular season games prior to Game 1. He is also under 1.5 steals in 32% of all games this season (28% at home). I like him to go under, and think he finishes with zero or one steals.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick

1.2 Unit Pick: (OKC) Jalen Williams Under 1.5 Steals (-120) Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds


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MJC Locks specializes in player props for the NBA, MLB, and NFL. With a background in statistics, MJC uses an analytical approach to his research to find value in the market. You can follow MJC over on Twitter @MJCLocks.


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