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Pointspread favors Thunder in battle with Hornets

New Orleans HornetsOklahoma City Thunder
Jan 25, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

New Orleans Hornets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

3-14TEAM RECORD14-3

New Orleans pays a visit to Oklahoma City on Wednesday, hoping to send the Thunder to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Supporters of the Hornets have seen them go 3-14 and 8-9 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 14-3 and 10-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Thunder are 6-11, while the Hornets are 6-11.

View New Orleans vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Thunder installed as 13.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 183.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 10-rated Thunder and the No. 8-rated Hornets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-88 win for the Thunder on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 99.2 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 9 at 91.9 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.7 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 104-102 result against the Spurs on January 23. The Hornets covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Hornets wasted a 26-point performance from Jarrett Jack as San Antonio ran past them 104-102 on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 99-79 result against the Pistons on January 23. The Thunder covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The battle between the Thunder and Pistons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Detroit was handed a 99-79 defeat on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 1-9
After a win are 8-2

A few Hornets at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Orlando, Friday, January 27
Oklahoma City at Golden State, Friday, January 27

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