Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets - 1/21/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets - 1/21/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets (25-20) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (14-30)

Game Info: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets -9.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 100.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.5 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 16.6 points and 4 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 114.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Miles Bridges is averaging 20 points and 3.6 assists, while LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Terry Rozier is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is dishing 3.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

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The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hornets are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Thunder last 8 Friday games. The under is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 overall. The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Charlotte and 17-7-1 ATS in the last 25 meetings.

The Charlotte Hornets are healthy and starting to put things together in impressive fashion, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 5.4 points. The Oklahoma City Thunder are piling up the losses, and they lose on the road by an average of 9.8 points. OKC has been at covering numbers this season, especially on the road, but they're no strangers to throwing in a stinker now and then. I'll lay the chalk with the Hornets at home.

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Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets -9.5

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