Hornets vs Thunder: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 7, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 7, 2021

The Oklahoma City Thunder (20-30) will attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Charlotte Hornets (25-24) on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Chesapeake Energy Arena as 5-point underdogs. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on BSOK. The over/under is 214 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 7, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hornets vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 7

Hornets:
Gordon Hayward: Out (Foot),
LaMelo Ball: Out (Wrist),
Malik Monk: Out (Ankle)

Thunder:
Luguentz Dort: Day To Day (Concussion Protocol),
Isaiah Roby: Out (Concussion),
Josh Hall: Out (Concussion-like symptoms),
Mike Muscala: Out (Ankle),
Darius Bazley: Day To Day (Shoulder),
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Day To Day (Foot)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Thunder (+5)
Total Pick Over (214)
Prediction Hornets 112, Thunder 109

The model favors the Hornets by 2.7 points, just 2.3 fewer than the 5-point spread set by DraftKings.

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 6.9 points lower than the model projection.

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Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terry Rozier 47 20.4 4.1 3.4 1.3 0.4 3.3
Gordon Hayward 44 19.6 5.8 4.1 1.2 0.3 1.9
LaMelo Ball 41 16.0 5.9 6.1 1.6 0.3 2.0
Devonte’ Graham 39 13.7 2.7 5.1 1.0 0.1 2.9
Malik Monk 32 13.1 2.7 1.9 0.5 0.1 2.2

Hornets Player Props

  • Terry Rozier’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 37.5, 9.6 higher than his season average of 27.9.
  • LaMelo Ball’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 26.5, 1.5 lower than his season average of 28.0.
  • Rozier’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 4.5, 1.2 shots higher than his season average of 3.3.
  • Ball’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Thunder Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 35 23.7 4.8 5.9 0.8 0.7 2.0
Al Horford 28 14.2 6.7 3.4 0.9 0.9 2.0
Luguentz Dort 41 12.6 3.4 1.6 0.8 0.4 2.0
Darius Bazley 36 11.9 7.5 1.5 0.5 0.6 1.5
Mike Muscala 35 9.7 3.8 0.8 0.2 0.3 1.9

Thunder Player Props

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s PRA prop total for the contest is listed at 31.5, 2.8 less than his season average of 34.3.
  • Moses Brown’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 31.5, 14.5 higher than his season average of 17.0.
  • Ty Jerome’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.5 shots higher than his season average of 2.0.
  • Brown’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks higher than his season average of 1.2.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Hornets have a 45.8% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.1% lower than the 46.9% of shots the Thunder’s opponents have knocked down.
  • Charlotte is 18-6 against the spread and 17-7 overall when it shoots better than 46.9% from the field.
  • Oklahoma City’s record is 10-7-1 against the spread and 9-9 overall when its opponents make more than 45.8% of their shots from the field.
  • The Thunder are shooting 44.5% from the field, 2.3% lower than the 46.8% the Hornets’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Oklahoma City has put together a 9-4 record against the spread and an 8-5 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 46.8% from the field.
  • Charlotte is 13-1 against the spread and 12-3 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 44.5% from the field.
  • The Hornets’ 38% three-point shooting percentage this season is 2.4 percentage points higher than opponents of the Thunder have shot from deep (35.6%).
  • Charlotte has a 22-9 record against the spread and a 21-11 record overall when the team hits more than 35.6% of its three-point shots.
  • Oklahoma City is 22-13 against the spread and 17-18 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 38% from deep.
  • The Thunder shoot 34.6% from beyond the arc this season. That’s only 1.8 percentage points lower than the Hornets have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.4%).
  • Oklahoma City is 14-5-1 ATS and 13-7 overall when the team hits more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Charlotte is 15-6 ATS and 16-6 overall in games it shoots over 34.6% from deep.
  • The Hornets knock down 13.8 three-pointers per game this season, 1.2 more made shots on average than the 12.6 per game the Thunder allow.
  • Charlotte has gone 18-7 against the spread and 18-8 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Oklahoma City makes fewer threes than its opponents, it is 7-15-1 ATS and 5-18 straight up.
  • The Thunder make the 15th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Hornets allow the 29th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Hornets vs Thunder Stat Rankings

Hornets Rank Hornets AVG Thunder AVG Thunder Rank
20th 110.7 Points Scored 105.8 27th
18th 111.9 Points Allowed 113.5 22nd
13th 44.1 Rebounds 44.9 11th
10th 10.5 Off. Rebounds 8.8 25th
7th 13.8 3pt Made 12.6 15th
6th 26.7 Assists 22.3 28th
28th 14.8 Turnovers 14.4 25th

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