Sunday, April 2, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 35-41. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 43-32. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 34-39-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 39-37-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 41-33-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-38-6 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/01/17 PG Brian Roberts Personal "?" Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
04/01/17 F Taj Gibson Illness probable Sunday vs. Charlotte
Nicolas Batum comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Russell Westbrook averages 31.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Steven Adams averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.89 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.5 per game. The Hornets allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.85 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 7th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 109.1 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 108.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +6
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