I have put the calculations into my spreadsheet to determine how the game will go and it has projected that it'll end up a tied game with the total amount of points being 54.
As of the time of writing, the oddsmakers have given New Orleans a +3.5 headstart, so that's the side the system is telling me to take.
The bookies have set the line at 52, so it's recommending a play on the OVER.
It should be noted that I never bet on the Thursday games. It's all for fun.