Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 22-20. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 15-24. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per contest and giving up 106.2, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 15-26-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-24-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-20-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-21-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/10/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is "?" Saturday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook averages 25.1 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%.
Dwight Howard averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 53%. Kemba Walker averages 21.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 104.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.81 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season. Charlotte is 16th in the league with 105.2 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.03. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Thunder are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 26th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Hornets are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 18th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte +1.5
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