Charlotte Hornets at Oklahoma City Thunder Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/25/2014
Friday, December 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City
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On Friday, the Charlotte Hornets will be looking to extend their winning streak when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Last season, the Thunder were able to win both of their games against the Hornets. They beat them 89-85 in Charlotte in their first meeting, then blew them out 116-99 at home near the end of the season.
Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has faced the Hornets franchise 10 times in his career, averaging 16.2 points and 6.8 assists per game against them. All-Star Kevin Durant has been able to score 24.3 points per game against Charlotte in his career, while power forward Serge Ibaka has been able to average 8.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game against them in nine career games.
The Hornets were able to win their fourth consecutive game on Tuesday when they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 108-101 on the road. They finished that game with a 43-30 rebounding advantage while also forcing 20 Milwaukee turnovers.
So far this season, the Hornets have played pretty well on the defensive end of the court, but their offense is only scoring 96.5 points per game. Point guard Kemba Walker has scored 16.9 points per game this year and is dishing out a team-high 5.7 assists per game. Center Al Jefferson currently leads the team in scoring with 19.1 points per game while grabbing 8.2 rebounds per game.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
Charlotte Hornets are 13-15-1 Against the Spread
Charlotte Hornets are 17-12-0 against the Over/Under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
Oklahoma City Thunder are 14-14-1 Against the Spread
Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-18-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/25/14 G Lance Stephenson Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder
12/24/14 F Kevin Durant Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. San Antonio
12/17/14 F Mitch McGary Tibia out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take OKC
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