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(22-20) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte Hornets (16-24)
Date: Saturday January 13th
Time: 5:00PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: OKC -2
NBA Betting Total: 210
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are going to play their second consecutive road game as they face the Charlotte Hornets. The Thunder have lost three in a row. Charlotte is 3-2 over the last five games, but had a bad road loss against the Dallas Mavericks, losing 115-111.
Look for this game to be somewhat of a must win for the Thunder.
The Thunder and Hornets have faced each other one time this season. Charlotte came away with the win, 116-103. Expect this game to be played better by the Thunder in the rematch.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City has lost three in a row. It seems the media keeps making excuses for The Thunder. At times it’s hard to believe Westbrook, George and Anthony are on the same team.
The Thunder have lost three straight. The last loss came against Minnesota.
The Thunder lost 104-88, to a Minnesota team consider to be a top six seed in the Western conference this season. Oklahoma City shot 40.5 percent from the floor and 24 percent from three point land, on 6 of 25 shooting from three in the 16 point loss.
The Thunder have a solid offense, but there seems to be some crowding on the court. The three stars for Oklahoma City can all score the ball, which leads to OKC standing around a lot on offense.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Thunder are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA this year. The team is allowing 101.6 points per game this year. Good enough for fourth in the NBA.
If they can hold the Hornets to under 105 points, OKC should have no problem getting the win.
Look for the Thunder to play with some conviction against the Hornets. The team is struggling right now to get on the same page.
The Charlotte Hornets are not a considered a playoff team this season. Instead the Hornets find themselves eight games under .500 and out of Eastern conference playoff contention. Charlotte won their most recent game 99-88 against the Jazz.
Charlotte came up big at home shooting 41 percent from the field, and 33 percent from three point land.
The Hornets have been led by Kemba Walker this season. Walker is leading the team in points per game, 21.8 and assists with 5.8 per game. Aside from the play of Walker, Dwight Howard is averaging 15.6 points and leads the team with 12 rebounds per game this year. Look for Walker to open up some passing lanes for Hornets role players in this game.
On the defensive side of the court, the Hornets are allowing 106 points per game this season. Good enough for 15th in the NBA this year. Look for the Hornets to continue playing well. The Hornets are 11-11 at home this year.
Kemba Walker will need to score 25 or more to get the win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- OKC are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games.
- OKC are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 Sat. games.
- CHA are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- CHA are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Favorite is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
Russell Westbrook scored 30, Paul George had 20 and Carmelo Anthony finished with 11 points in the first meeting against Charlotte. Look for Anthony to score more than 11 in the rematch game.
Charlotte shot 53 percent from the field and 52 percent from three point land in the first game. Dwight Howard led the team in scoring with 23 points. Kemba Walker added 19 points and the Hornets had six players in double figures scoring.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder -2
Carmelo Anthony will play better in this matchup. Look for him the be the difference maker in this one. Take the Thunder for the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 115 – Hornets 95
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