Oklahoma City vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Oklahoma City vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 4/7/2024

The Oklahoma City Thunder (52-25) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (19-58) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. The Hornets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Thunder are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Magic. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

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The Thunder Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Pacers, Luguentz Dort was the top scorer for Oklahoma City, recording 22 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.8%. While Kenrich Williams was 2nd on the team with 18 points, Oklahoma City fell short in the game with a final score of 126-112.

Today, the Thunder are looking to add to their above .500 record of 52-25 as they take on the Hornets. In their 77 games, the Thunder have gone 33-16 vs. Western Conference teams and 19-9 in non-conference games.

Oklahoma City has an ATS record of 43-34 for this season, which includes their current four game losing streak against the spread. Oklahoma City has failed to cover the spread in four straight road games and are 20-20 ATS on the road compared to 23-14 at home.

The Hornets Are Coming Off A Win

Brandon Miller led Charlotte with 32 points against the Magic, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 59.7% in the game. The Hornets picked up a 124-115 win, and Miles Bridges also added 23 points which was 2nd on the team.

In their last five games, the Hornets are 1-4 and have an overall record of 19-58. At home, they are 11-28 while going 8-30 on the road this season.

Charlotte arrives with an ATS record of 30-45 for the season up to this point. The Hornets maintain an ATS record of 13-25 on the road, while they have a 17-20 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Thunder are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 119.8 points per game (4th).

When it comes to scoring, the Thunder are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 119.8 points per game, which is 4th in the NBA. However, they have struggled to maintain that scoring on the road, averaging 117 points per game away from home.

So far this season, the Thunder have outscored the NBA scoring average in 67.5% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 9th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Thunder are 3rd in the NBA in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also one of the top teams in two-point shooting, hitting 56% of their attempts (4th).

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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The Hornets come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 106.3 points per game.

Heading into their game against the Thunder, the Hornets are one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA, ranking 29th in scoring at 106.3 points per game. At home, they are averaging 107.9 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is 24th in the league in both three-point percentage (35%) and three-point makes per game (11.9). Overall, they are shooting 45% from the field, which is 26th in the NBA.

One area where the Hornets have struggled is getting to the free-throw line. They are last in the league in both free throws made and attempted per game.

Thunder Team Defense

Currently, the Thunder’s defense holds the 14th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.4 points per game. Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.4% and 36.7% from three-point territory.

Hornets Team Defense

For the season, Charlotte is sitting 21st in terms of points allowed per game (116.5). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in three straight games. The Charlotte defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Charlotte.

Key Players For The Thunder And Hornets

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Jalen Williams as the primary point contributor for the Thunder, finishing with 19 points while maintaining a 8/14 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 19.5 points per game, in addition to 4 rebounds.

As for Charlotte, Miles Bridges is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hornets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 8 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.1%, and his scoring average is 21.4 points per game.

Thunder vs Hornets Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Thunder have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 105 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Hornets offense has averaged 98 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Charlotte posted an overall record of 1-9 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 2-8 and an ATS mark of 4-6.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Thunder struggled vs the spread going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.

Thunder vs Hornets Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Thunder vs. Hornets matchup, we’re leaning towards the Hornets at +8. Although our projections show the Thunder winning 114-107, we suggest placing your bet on the Hornets for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 215.5, and our model projects the Thunder and Hornets to reach a combined total of 221 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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