Charlotte Hornets at Oklahoma City Thunder - 4/7/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (20-30) vs Charlotte Hornets (25-24)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +6 -- Over/Under: 214 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.4 points and 3.4 assists while Devonte’ Graham is averaging 13.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is dishing 2.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jerome is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 Wednesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 12-2 in Hornets last 14 overall. The over is 8-2 in Thunder last 10 home games. The Hornets are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Oklahoma City and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets aren't a team I'm thrilled to lay chalk with given their best players are out, but they still have some talent on the court and their situation is better than OKC right now. The Oklahoma City Thunder are missing a chunk of their roster due to injuries, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 24 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field. OKC is 9-15-1 against the spread at home. I can't back the Thunder in their current form. It's Hornets and the chalk or pass.
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Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets -6
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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