Thunder vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (37-38) host the Charlotte Hornets (25-51) at Paycom Center on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The contest starts at 8:00 PM ET and airs on BSO. The Thunder are 9-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The point total is 227 points for this contest.

How to bet Thunder vs. Hornets

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with bookmakers listing the Thunder as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -394 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +308 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227 points.

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Thunder vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Thunder vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Thunder have played 75 games, with 45 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has come away with 14 wins in the 24 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Thunder have hit the over in 52.6% of their opportunities this year (40 times over 76 games with a set point total).

The Hornets have played 76 games, with 33 wins against the spread. Charlotte has a 17-43 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 28.3% of those games). Hornets games this season have eclipsed the over/under 32 times in 76 opportunities (42.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Thunder Leaders
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 64 31.3 4.8 5.4 1.7 1 0.9
Josh Giddey 70 16.3 7.9 6.1 0.8 0.4 1
Jalen Williams 69 13.7 4.5 3.2 1.3 0.5 1
Luguentz Dort 68 13.7 4.4 2.1 1 0.3 1.9
Isaiah Joe 65 9.3 2.4 1.2 0.6 0.1 2.3


Hornets Leaders
Kelly Oubre Jr. 48 20.3 5.2 1.1 1.4 0.4 2.3
P.J. Washington 71 15.4 4.9 2.4 0.9 1.1 2
Gordon Hayward 50 14.7 4.3 4.1 0.8 0.2 1
Dennis Smith Jr. 54 8.8 3.1 4.8 1.4 0.5 0.4
Mark Williams 39 8.5 6.7 0.5 0.6 1.1 0
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Thunder: Kenrich Williams: Out (Wrist), Lindy Waters: Out (Foot), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Questionable (Ankle)

Hornets: LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Terry Rozier: Out (Foot), Gordon Hayward: Doubtful (Thumb), Kelly Oubre: Questionable (Shoulder)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City is giving up 116.2 points per game this year (19th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on offense, posting 117.4 points per contest (fifth-best). The Thunder are posting 121.1 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 113.8 points per contest. On offense, the Thunder have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 110.4 points per contest over that span compared to the 117.4 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

With 12.3 treys per game, Oklahoma City ranks 13th in the NBA. It has a 35.9% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 17th in the league. The Thunder are attempting 58.5 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 63.1% of the shots they’ve taken (and 71.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 34.2 three-pointers per contest, which are 36.9% of their shots (and 28.4% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is the fourth-worst team in the league in points scored (111.1 per game) and 22nd in points conceded (117.1). The Hornets are scoring fewer points at home (110 per game) than away (112.2). The Hornets have fared worse offensively in their last 10 games, putting up 106.8 points per contest, 4.3 fewer points their than season average of 111.1.

In 2022-23 Charlotte is fourth-worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.6 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.8%). In 2022-23, the Hornets have taken 35.6% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64.4% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 25.7% of the Hornets’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 74.3% have been 2-pointers.

Thunder vs. Hornets Predictions and Pick

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