Hornets vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks 2/2/24

Oklahoma City Thunder (33-15) vs Charlotte Hornets (10-36)

Game Info: Friday, February 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -16.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets are riding a 5-game losing streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning 6 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Charlotte Hornets vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets are coming off losses to the Pistons, Rockets, Jazz, Knicks, and Bulls. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 108.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 120.3 points on 50.3 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 23.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Miles Bridges is averaging 21.1 points and 7.5 rebounds. Brandon Miller is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Nick Richards ranks 18th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.4) this season.
  • Miles Bridges ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (86.1%) this season.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder rebounded from a loss to the Timberwolves with a win over the Nuggets. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 120.4 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.3 points and 6.4 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 18.7 points and 4 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.2) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.8).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal percentage this season (44.8%).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-11.7).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (39.9%).

Charlotte Hornets vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction

The Charlotte Hornets are a bad team obviously and could get their face stomped into the dirt in this contest. The Oklahoma City Thunder have been a team we've backed all season long, and their 30-18 ATS record is the best in the league. I get all of that. However, we're still getting 16.5 free points, a line you rarely see in the NBA. We see double-digit spreads, but this is on the beefy side. The Hornets have won the last 5 games against the Thunder, for what that's worth. Yeah… There are better games on the card, but I'm grabbing the points if forced to pick.

Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +16.5

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