Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte Hornets - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (19-22) at Oklahoma City Thunder (31-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets pay a visit to the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Hornets have lost nine of their last 11 games but they'll be feeling good after beating the Jazz by 124-119 in double overtime on Monday. Marvin Williams had 19 points while Frank Kaminsky added 17 off the bench, but this night was all about Kemba Walker who scored a career-high 52 points to go along with nine rebounds and eight assists. With the thrilling win, Charlotte improves to 19-22 on the season and 15-8 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Thunder will be looking to build on their current five-game win streak after beating the Nuggets by 110-104 last night. Kevin Durant poured in 30 points with 12 rebounds while Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 12 assists, while Enes Kanter added 25 points as the Thunder outlasted the Nuggets in close contest. With the win, Oklahoma City improve to 31-12 on the season overall and 11-7 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Hornets are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games, while the Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Hornets are 3-12-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall and 0-7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings in Oklahoma City.
It will be tough playing without rest, but the Thunder should have no problem taking care of this Hornets team who were struggling on a nightly basis before their inspirational win on Monday.