Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 2 point favorites.
The Thunder have a record of 2-4. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.7 as they average 108.7 points per game while giving up 111.3 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 4-4. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 115.5 points per contest and give up 109.5, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 25.0 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Paul George averages 25.5 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jeremy Lamb averages 10.9 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Kemba Walker averages 30.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 6.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.0 per game. The Thunder allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 9th in the league with 115.5 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per game with 11.0. The Hornets surrender 109.5 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Thunder are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 104.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Oklahoma City is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 15th in the league. The Hornets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +2
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