Oklahoma City Thunder vs Charlotte Hornets 12/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Charlotte Hornets 12/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Oklahoma City Thunder will be shooting against the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 7:00 PM ET. Oklahoma City (Western Conference – Northwest) will be playing their first game in the regular season after their scheduled outing versus the Houston Rockets was postponed due to a lack of players on Houston’s side. During their pre-season final game on December 19th, the OKC Thunder bowed down to the Chicago Bulls with just a one-shot lead at 103-105. OKC’s Center Al Horford led in scoring with 17 points and 8 rebounds while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 14 points with 5 assists in a losing effort.

The Oklahoma City Thunder connected 37 of their 90 (41.1%) attempted shots from the field with 39.5% shooting from the long-range, 73.7% from the charity stripe, and scored 40 points in the paint. The Thunder hauled down 51 total rebounds with 9 coming from the offensive side of the court and dished out 21 assists in the losing effort. OKC’s defense ended up denying a shot 7 times with 7 steals and turned the ball over 14 times against Chicago’s 12.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Charlotte Hornets Predictions 12/26/2020

The Charlotte Hornets opened their regular season with a 114-121 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Moreover, Charlotte will be missing their Center Cody Zeller for six weeks due to a fractured left hand during the game on Wednesday. The Hornets ended up in 5th place of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division with a 0-1 standing and a -7.0 point-difference. Guard Terry Rozier scored a game-high 42 points with 3 boards and 2 assists while Forward Gordon Hayward pitched in 28 rebounds, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds in the losing effort.

The Charlotte Hornets recorded 50.0% field goals, 36.4% shooting from beyond the arc, sank 8 of 15 (53.3%) free throw attempts, and made 56 points in the paint. The Hornets pulled down 32 total rebounds including 8 from the offensive side of the court and distributed 29 assists in the loss. Charlotte won the battle in turnovers with 15 against 18 of the Cavs, denied the ball 4 times, and initiated 10 steals in the process.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte Hornets. The NBA Pick for this outing is Charlotte -3. Oklahoma has yet to feel the heat of the 2020-2021 regular seasons and blend their new talents with the pressure in the elimination round of the regular season. Though Charlotte lost in the opener of the regular season, the team has the advantage of making some fine-tuning from their first loss. The Hornets are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 contests and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 matches at home. Final Score Prediction, the Charlotte Hornets will win and cover ATS at 112-108.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Charlotte Hornets 12/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC

Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte Hornets -3

NBA Totals: 219

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