Charlotte Hornets at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 12/11/2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, December 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 3 point favorites.
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The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 9-16. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 104.6 points per contest while giving up 106.8 per game. The Thunder have an overall mark of 12-13. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per contest and giving up 99.0, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 10-14-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 11-13-1 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-17-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-16-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/10/17 G/F Nicolas Batum Elbow is probable Monday vs Oklahoma City
12/09/17 C Frank Kaminsky Ankle is "?" Monday vs Oklahoma City
12/09/17 SG Jeremy Lamb Ankle is "?" Monday vs Oklahoma City
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/10/17 F Paul George Calf is "?" Monday vs Charlotte
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 22.6 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Jeremy Lamb averages 14.8 points per contest in 27.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Paul George has scored 20.7 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Russell Westbrook averages 22.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.3 rebounds per game and 9.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.6 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 47 boards per contest and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 13.4 per game. The Hornets allow 106.8 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 23 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 24th in the NBA with 101.8 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 20.8. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Thunder give up 99 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 18th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Thunder are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 29th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +3
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