Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 19-22 and a road record of 4-14. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 30-12 and a home record of 20-5. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.5 points per game and surrendering 100, good for a point differential of 8.6.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.6 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 26.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Charlotte averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.9 per game. The Hornets allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 108.5 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Thunder force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-21-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-21-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-24-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-26-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/18/16 G Jeremy Lamb Toe "?" Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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