Charlotte Hornets vs Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Hornets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction 2/2/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (10-36) travel to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (33-15) on Friday, February 2nd. This game will be played at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City and televised on KSBI. The Thunder are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nuggets. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Hornets vs Thunder

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The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Miles Bridges scored 30 for Charlotte against the Bulls which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 44.4%. While P.J. Washington was 2nd on the team with 26 points, Charlotte fell short in the game with a final score of 117-110.

With a record of 10-36, the Hornets are below .500 as they try to win against the Thunder. In the Eastern Conference, the team is 13th and 4th in the Southeast division.

Charlotte has an overall ATS record of 15-29 as they come into today’s game. The Hornets maintain an ATS record of 8-15 on the road, while they have a 7-14 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win

The Thunder picked up a win over the Nuggets in their latest game, finishing with a score of 105-100. The Thunder picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 51-47.

Coming into today, the Thunder have an overall record of 33-15 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In Western Conference matchups, the Thunder are 21-11 and have gone 12-4 in non-conference games.

Oklahoma City comes in with an overall ATS record of 31-17 so far this season. In their last three home games, Oklahoma City has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 16-8 at home compared to 15-9 on the road.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

Through 46 games games, Charlotte is averaging 108.6 points per game (28th).

The Hornets are one of the league’s worst offensive teams, ranking 28th in scoring at 108.6 points per game. They have been slightly better on the road, averaging 109.0 points compared to 108.1 at home.

Charlotte’s offense has been heavily reliant on two-point shooting, ranking 10th in attempts but just 27th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. Overall, they are 28th in field goal percentage at 45%.

When it comes to pace, the Hornets are 22nd in the NBA at 97.9 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 24th in the league with an average of 25 per game.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Oklahoma City is averaging 120.4 points per contest. This figure places them 4th in the league.

When playing at home, the Thunder have been one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 122.2 points per game (5th). Overall, they are 4th in the NBA in scoring at 120.4 points per game.

Oklahoma City has been a very efficient team when it comes to shooting, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage and 3rd in three-point shooting percentage. They are also 2nd in true shooting percentage.

Despite their high-scoring offense, the Thunder are only 10th in assists per game. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game.

Hornets Team Defense

Facing Oklahoma City, the Hornets aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 120.3 points allowed per game (25th). In their previous matchup vs. the Bulls, the Hornets’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 117 points.

Thunder Team Defense

At present, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 12th, allowing 112.6 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Thunder are forcing 11.6 per game, which is 3rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 2nd in blocked shots at 6.5 per game.

Key Players For The Hornets And Thunder

The outlook for today’s matchup points to LaMelo Ball as the primary point contributor for the Hornets, finishing with 23 points while maintaining a 8/19 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23.9 points per game, along with 5.1 rebounds.

As for Oklahoma City, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is projected to be the primary scorer for the Thunder. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 30, and adding 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and his scoring average is 31.3 points per game.

Hornets vs Thunder Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 106 points per game in these contests.
  • Although Oklahoma City has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 118 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hornets have an ATS mark of just 0-5 in their last five games. Charlotte posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Thunder have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Hornets vs Thunder Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Hornets vs. Thunder matchup, we’re leaning towards the Hornets at +16. Although our projections show the Thunder winning 113-108, we suggest placing your bet on the Hornets for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 227.5 and given that our model is projecting 221 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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