Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 3 point favorites. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 21-14. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 19-16. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of 2.0.
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Steven Adams comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Russell Westbrook averages 30.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.5 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Oklahoma City averages 106 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Charlotte averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 96.4 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 31% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-16-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-21-2 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-18-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-15-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/03/17 G Marco Belinelli Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
01/02/17 F Cody Zeller Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -3
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