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Hornets home to Thunder in NBA betting action

Oklahoma City ThunderNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 11, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

9-2TEAM RECORD3-6

New Orleans will look to improve on its 3-6 record on Wednesday when they host Oklahoma City in NBA odds action at New Orleans Arena.

New Orleans battles the Thunder, currently with a 9-2 mark (5-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-6 for the Hornets and 5-6 for the Thunder.

View Oklahoma City vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Hornets sat as 8.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 187.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 9 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 97-90.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 87.3 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 23 at 96.9 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 100-95 winner as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Russell Westbrook went off for 30 points and added 6 rebounds leading Oklahoma City to a 100-95 win over Memphis on Tuesday at FedExForum.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 94-81 winner on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (175) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New Orleans got 21 points from Carl Landry en route to a 94-81 victory over Denver on Monday at Pepsi Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Thunder at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Oklahoma City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
New Orleans is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
New Orleans is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to New York, Saturday, January 14
New Orleans home to Minnesota, Friday, January 13

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