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Thunder vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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Odds are against Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (25-51), who are a 9-point underdog when they take the court against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (37-38) on March 28, 2023.

Thunder vs. Hornets Odds

  • Thunder odds to win: -390
  • Hornets odds to win: +320
  • Spread: Thunder (-9)

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • TV: BSOK and BSSE

Who Will Win Thunder vs. Hornets?

Thunder and Hornets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Thunder are 2-1 against the spread when favored by 9 points or more this season.

In games this year in which they were an underdog by 9 points or more, the Hornets have a 12-8-1 record against the spread.

So far this season, Oklahoma City has compiled a 45-29-1 record against the spread.

The Hornets have a 33-40-3 record against the spread this season.

Thunder Stats & Insights

The Thunder have a +85 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.2 points per game. They’re putting up 117.4 points per game to rank fifth in the league and are giving up 116.2 per outing to rank 19th in the NBA.

The Thunder fall short in the rebound battle by an average of 2.9 boards. They are pulling down 43.7 rebounds per game (12th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 46.6 per contest.

Oklahoma City connects on 12.3 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 13.0. It shoots 35.9% from deep while its opponents hit 36.0% from long range.

The Thunder average 112.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (15th in the league), and allow 111.1 points per 100 possessions (10th in the NBA).

In 2022-23, the Thunder’s offense has been much better at home, where they average 121.1 points per game, compared to on the road, where they record 113.8 per game. On defense, they have been better at home, where they allow 115.4 points per game, versus on the road, where they allow their opponents to average 117.1 per game.

Hornets Stats & Insights

The Hornets have a -453 scoring differential, falling short by 6.0 points per game. They’re putting up 111.1 points per game, 27th in the league, and are giving up 117.1 per contest to rank 22nd in the NBA.

Charlotte loses the rebound battle by an average of 1.8 boards. It pulls down 44.6 rebounds per game (eighth in league) compared to its opponents’ 46.4.

The Hornets make 10.6 three-pointers per game (27th in the league) while shooting 32.8% from beyond the arc (29th in NBA). They are making 1.8 fewer threes than their opponents, who drain 12.4 per game at 35.7%.

The Hornets average 109.7 points per 100 possessions (26th in league), while allowing 113.7 points per 100 possessions (20th in NBA).

Charlotte averages 110.0 points per game at home, and 112.2 away.

Thunder Key Players to Watch

The Thunder get 16.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists from Josh Giddey.

Gilgeous-Alexander averages 31.3 points per game to go with 4.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists.

Isaiah Joe leads active Thunder in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Gilgeous-Alexander has collected 1.7 steals and 1.0 block per game.

Hornets Key Players to Watch

Rozier’s showing this season has resulted in strong scoring and assists numbers, with 21.1 points per game and 5.1 assists per game to go with 4.1 rebounds per contest.

This season, Nick Richards has a statline of 8.0 points, 0.6 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Rozier cashes in on 2.6 treys per game.

The Hornets’ defensive efforts get a lift from Dennis Smith Jr. (1.4 steals per game) and P.J. Washington (1.1 blocks per game).

Thunder vs. Hornets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Thunder (- 9)
  • Prediction:
    Thunder 121 – Hornets 110

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