Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4) vs Charlotte Hornets (4-4)Date : 11/01/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Spectrum Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets will welcome the Thunder to Spectrum Center as they are coming off a blowout win against the Heat while the Thunder are able to pick up their second straight win against the Clippers after starting the season off 0-4. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Oklahoma City Thunder's Latest Performance :
The Thunder are rolling as they have now won two straight games they are coming off a win against the Clippers where Russell and George combined for 64 points in the win scoring 32 points apiece. The Thunder is glad that Westbrook is back healthy and he looks like he hasn’t missed a step. The Thunder overcame a 13-point halftime deficit, setting the tone in the third quarter. The Thunder came out of the locker room on a 20-0 run that turned into a 39-10 quarter and ended up winning the game. After an early struggle to start the season it is great to see the Thunder back on track and winning games with the amount of talent they have on the team. Steven Adams returned from an injury and dropped 18 points with 10 rebounds he is a huge part of the Thunder offense, he creates driving lanes for Russell and does all the small things for the team that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet he makes the game easier for others. Playing against Kemba we will get to see Russell go ultra-aggressive as he strives in great point guard duels.
Charlotte Hornets's Latest Performance :
The Hornets are coming off an impressive win against the Heat as they now have a .500. record again. Turning back the clock was Tony Parker he led the team with 24 points and dishing out 11 dimes it was his first double-double since 2015. Nicolas Batum and Malik Monk set season highs in scoring with 20 points apiece. It was great to see other players instead of Kemba Walker carrying the scoring load. It was a great team win for the Hornets going up against their conference rivals. Kemba scored 19 in the win against the Heat. He is off to a great start in this new season as the Hornets will need his productivity on the offensive end against the Thunder. It will be a great battle between Kemba and Westbrook as those two will be going back and forth all night long in this game. As long as Kemba gets the help as he did in the Heat game the Hornets will be in good shape.
How Oklahoma City Thunder & Charlotte Hornets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win.
Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
Against The Spread Selection: Oklahoma City Thunder
My reason for the pick :
The Thunder will be able to win their 3rd straight against the Hornets at home. Russell Westbrook will get the better of Kemba Walker as he will remind us all why he was chosen to win MVP and he is now healthy again. Paul George will have a good game as he is starting to get a groove offensively after a rough start to the season. For the Hornets, it is going to tough for them to come out with a win in this game because they are playing against two all-star and the Hornets only have one. To rely upon Kemba to do all the scoring load against a great team like the Thunder is not enough to get the job done.
The Thunder to win on the road against the Hornets.
Betting trends for Oklahoma City Thunder:
- Thunder are 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Charlotte Hornets:
- Hornets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.