Oklahoma City Thunder (22-20) at Charlotte Hornets (16-24)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +2 -- Over/Under: 212 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 104.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.1 points and 10 assists while Paul George is averaging 20.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last six road games.
The Charlotte Hornets look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points and 5.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15.6 points and 12.1 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last six home games.
The Thunder are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hornets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Northwest, 7-15 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Thunder are 13-5-1 ATS in the last 19 meetings and the favorite is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
I'm trying my best to stay away from the Oklahoma City Thunder, as they're one of the tougher teams in the league to figure out. Right when you think OKC is ready to turn the corner and string some wins together, they lay an egg. However, the Charlotte Hornets are not a good basketball team, and playing on the end of a back to back makes things worse in my eyes. This is a game OKC should run away with, but of course, we've said that in the past. Either way, it's the Thunder or pass for me.