Hornets vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 26, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 26, 2020

The Charlotte Hornets (0-1) take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (0-0) as only 3-point favorites on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET on FS-SE. The point total is 219 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of December 26, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hornets vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 26

Hornets: Grant Riller: Out (Knee), Cody Zeller: Out (Hand)
Thunder: Ty Jerome: Out (Left ankle), Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal)

Hornets and Thunder Records ATS

  • Charlotte went over .500 against the spread last season with a record of 32-30-2.
  • When favored by at least 3 points, the Hornets were 0-0-1 against the spread in 2019-20.
  • Only 30 of 64 Charlotte games last season (46.9%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • Oklahoma City routinely covered the spread last season with a record of 46-31-1.
  • The Thunder only held a 9-15-1 record against the spread last season when they played as at least a 3-point underdog.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents regularly were held under last season, only hitting the over in 46.2% (36) of their 78 games played.

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Head to Head

The Thunder got a team-high 27 points out of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the way to a 104-102 win against Terry Rozier (26 points) and the Hornets in their last matchup on Friday. The Hornets were 1-point favorites in the game, but the Thunder covered the spread in the loss. The teams combined to score 206 total points to finish under the 208-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/27/2019 Hornets Hornets -1 208 -113 -107 Regular Season 104-102 OKC
11/23/2018 Thunder Regular Season 109-104 OKC
11/1/2018 Hornets Regular Season 111-107 OKC
1/13/2018 Hornets Regular Season 101-91 OKC
12/11/2017 Thunder Regular Season 116-103 CHA
4/2/2017 Thunder Regular Season 113-101 CHA
1/4/2017 Hornets Regular Season 123-112 CHA
1/20/2016 Thunder Regular Season 109-95 OKC
1/2/2016 Hornets Regular Season 109-90 OKC
2/21/2015 Hornets Regular Season 110-103 OKC
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Scoring Trends

  • In Charlotte’s matchups last season, the Hornets and their opponents went over Saturday’s point total of 219 points 27 times (41.5% of opportunities).
  • In 50.6% of Oklahoma City’s games last season (40 of 79), the total points scored was higher than Saturday’s 219-point over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Hornets games last season was 6.5 points fewer than the over/under of 219 points in this contest.
  • Thunder’s games have an over/under of 218.5 points last season, 0.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.
  • The average implied total for the Hornets last season was 111.4 points, 0.4 more points than their implied total of 111 points in Saturday’s game.
  • Last season, Charlotte outscored its implied point total for this matchup (111) 13 times.
  • The 112-point average implied total last season for the Thunder is four more points than the team’s 108-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Oklahoma City scored more than 108 points in 49 games last season.
  • Last season, the Hornets were the league’s lowest-scoring team (102.9 PPG), while the Thunder allowed the seventh-fewest points per game (108.6) in NBA action.
  • The Hornets had a negative point differential last season (-439 total points, -6.7 per game), while the Thunder scored 98 more points than their opponents (1.2 per game).

Hornets Leaders

  • Devonte’ Graham scored 18.2 points per game last season and dished out 7.5 assists.
  • Cody Zeller grabed 7.1 rebounds per game.
  • Rozier averaged 1.0 steal per game. Bismack Biyombo collected 0.9 blocks an outing.

Thunder Leaders

  • Al Horford did a little bit of everything last season, averaging 6.8 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists per game.
  • Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 19.0 points per game.
  • Trevor Ariza averaged 1.6 steals per game. Horford collected 0.9 blocks an outing.

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