NBA Preview: New Orleans Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

by Dirty on November 29, 2010

Betting on OKC Thunder Basketball The New Orleans Hornets and the Oklahoma City Thunder will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Ford Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Thunder listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Hornets, while the game’s total is sitting at 199½.

The Hornets were a 109-95 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors.

Oklahoma City lost its last outing, a 99-98 result against the Rockets on November 28. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Team records:
New Orleans: 12-4 SU, 9-6-1 ATS
Oklahoma City: 11-6 SU, 8-9 ATS

New Orleans most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Oklahoma City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’s last 8 games on the road
New Orleans is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Oklahoma City
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Charlotte, Wednesday, December 1
Oklahoma City at New Jersey, Wednesday, December 1

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