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NBA odds preview - Hornets vs. Thunder

New Orleans HornetsOklahoma City Thunder
Dec 12, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

New Orleans Hornets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds


The Thunder will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hornets tip off at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday in NBA play.

Oklahoma City will face the 5-15 Hornets, who own a 10-10 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 11-9-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hornets are 10-10 favoring the OVER.

View New Orleans vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Thunder sat as 14-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Thunder and the No. 26-ranked Hornets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 108-92 result in favor of the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 24 in the league with 40.6 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 13 with 7.1 per contest.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.9 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 77-70 loser as they battled the Wizards at home. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 147 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Ryan Anderson scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 77-70 to Washington at New Orleans Arena on Tuesday).

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 104-93 result against the Pacers on December 9. The Thunder covered in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kevin Durant went off for 27 points and added 8 rebounds leading Oklahoma City over Indiana, 104-93, on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a win are 9-1

A few Hornets at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Minnesota, Friday, December 14
Oklahoma City home to Sacramento, Friday, December 14