4* NBA SMASH
New Orleans vs. Oklahoma City,
02/20/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 93 - 101
Point Spread: +11½/-109 New Orleans
4* NBA SMASH on Hornets +11.5
New Orleans, which enters this matchup with plenty of momentum following 3 straight wins, will be out for some serious revenge against the Thunder, who have won the season's first 2 meetings.
This is not an ideal spot for Oklahoma City, which will be playing the 2nd game of a back-to-back (against a team that has had 2 days of rest) after getting pushed to overtime yesterday. New Orleans should be the fresher side without question.
Plays on underdogs of 10 or more points that are out for revenging for a road loss to an opponent, well rested team playing only their 2nd game in 5 days, are 16-6 ATS the last 3 seasons. Also, the Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games when playing on 2 days' rest and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games as a road underdog of 11.0 points or more. Take New Orleans.