The Thunder are favored by 16 points in this non-conference matchup against the Hornets. Oklahoma City is 33-15 and in 2nd place in the Western Conference. Charlotte is 10-36 and in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets have lost 5 straight games.
This game will tip off at 8:00 ET and will be played at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City. The Thunder are -1422 on the moneyline, while the Hornets are +828. The over/under line for the game is 227.5.
CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER BETTING PICK
The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +16
This game will be played at Paycom Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, February 2nd.
WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-108 in favor of the Thunder.
- Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.7% and knocking down 10 threes.
Can the Hornets Pull Off a Win at Oklahoma City?
Today, the Hornets are looking to snap their five-game losing streak as they take on the Thunder. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 13th place with a record of 10-36.
As the underdog, Charlotte has gone 8-34 straight-up and 15-25 against the spread. Today, they are 16-point underdogs and have gone 15-25 ATS on the season.
Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is 24-22, and their games have averaged a combined 228.8 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 227.5.
In their last game against the Bulls, the Hornets lost by a score of 117-110. The O/U line for that game was 215, and Charlotte was getting 6 points on the spread.
Overall, the Hornets are 7-22 against other teams in the Eastern Conference and 3-14 against non-conference opponents. On the road, they have an ATS record of 8-15 and are 5-18 straight-up.
On the season, the Hornets are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 108.6 points per game. When playing on the road, they are averaging 109.0 points per game.
Charlotte is 28th in field goal percentage at 45% and are 27th in two-point field goal percentage. From beyond the arc, they are 20th in three-point shooting at 35%.
When it comes to free throws, the Hornets are last in the NBA in both attempts and makes. On average, they are getting to the line 19.2 times per game and making 15.1 free throws.
On defense, the Hornets are ranked 25th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 60.9% of their games. The Charlotte defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Charlotte.
Will Oklahoma City Find a Way to Win at Home?
In their last game against the Nuggets, the Thunder won by a score of 105-100. The O/U line for that game was 223.5 points. Coming into the game, the Thunder were favored by 6 points.
This season, the Thunder have an O/U record of 25-23 and their games have averaged 233.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 227.5 points, and the team has hit the under in their last four games.
Oklahoma City is 31-17 against the spread this season and has failed to cover in three straight games at home. As the favorite, they are 20-12 ATS and have gone 24-8 straight up.
Looking at their Western Conference standings, the Thunder are currently in 2nd place with a record of 33-15. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 21-11 and 12-4 in non-conference games.
On average, the Thunder have outscored their opponents by 9.6 points per game at home. Their record at home this season is 18-6. As the favorite, they are 24-8 and have gone 20-12 ATS as the favorite.
At home, the Thunder are averaging 122.2 points per game (5th) compared to 118.7 on the road (6th). Overall, they are 4th in the NBA in scoring at 120.4 points per game.
Oklahoma City is one of the most efficient teams in the league, shooting 50% from the field (2nd). They are also 2nd in true shooting percentage.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Thunder are 3rd in both three-point percentage (38%) and three-pointers made per game (14th). In terms of pace, they are 12th in the NBA.
Coming into today’s game, the Thunder’s defense is giving up an average of 112.6 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Thunder are forcing 11.6 per game, which is 3rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 2nd in blocked shots at 6.5 per game.