Hornets at Thunder - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (19-22) at Oklahoma City Thunder (30-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -10 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets need a nice win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19.9 points and five assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 15.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing three assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost nine straight road games. Jeremy Lamb is questionable with a toe injury.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 43 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.5 points and 7.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.2 points and 9.6 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Hornets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Thunder are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Hornets are 0-7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Oklahoma City and 3-12-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Hornets don't score enough for this line to be this high, and the Thunder are coming off a tough game against the Nuggets on Tuesday. I like the under in this spot.