Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4) at Charlotte Hornets (4-4)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 1, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Hornets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for their first road win of the season to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 25.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25 points and 7.8 assists. Steven Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is dishing 6.3 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 27.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last eight regular season games.
The Charlotte Hornets look for another home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 115.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 30.1 points and six assists while Malik Monk is averaging 12.1 points and two rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last eight home games.
The Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Charlotte, 14-5-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings and the favorite is 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder seem to be getting back on track now that Westbrook has his legs under him, and the offense has picked up, averaging 122.5 points on 50.8 percent shooting in their last two games. The Charlotte Hornets are better than I expected they'd be so far, but they have yet to play a team from the west, and that's where we can really see how good this team actually is. I'm still on the fence with the Hornets right now. Regardless, we're getting free points with the better team overall. Give me the Thunder and my points.