Thunder vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 28 (OKC Stands Tall Despite Strong Charlotte Push)

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Charlotte Hornets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Charlotte Hornets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Kyle Phillips

Thunder vs. Hornets Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Paycom Center -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Coverage: BSOK and BSSE

The Charlotte Hornets (25-51) have their eyes on a third straight win when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder (37-38) in one of six NBA matchups slated for Tuesday, March 28.

The Hornets head back to the road after notching a 110-104 home win against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Thunder have momentum stemming for a 118-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers that saw Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drop a game-high 31 points.

Can the Hornets tally their third consecutive win? Or will the Thunder stand tall at home?

Thunder vs. Hornets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CHA: (+380) | OKC: (-490)
  • Spread: CHA: +10.5 (-114) | OKC: -10.5 (-106)
  • Total: 230 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Thunder enter this contest as massive home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Thunder vs Hornets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Thunder -9 - - 228.5 -110 -110 -405 320

Thunder vs. Hornets Betting Trends

  • The Thunder compiled a 47-31-4 ATS record last year.
  • The Hornets' ATS record as underdogs of 9 points or greater was 3-1 last season.
  • The Thunder and their opponents combined to go over the point total 40 out of 82 times last season.
  • There were 41 Hornets games (out of 82) that hit the over last season.

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Thunder vs. Hornets Prediction & Pick

After losing two of their last three games, the Thunder return to Paycom Center, where they've had a lot of recent success. They've won five straight home games, outscoring each opponent by an average of 12.8 points. It also isn't like OKC has been beating up against weak teams, proven by victories over the likes of the Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors.

Although Gilgeous-Alexander is questionable with a lingering ankle injury, it hasn't kept him off the floor yet. With all signs pointing to his playing, the Thunder will have the best player in the game. The former Kentucky Wildcat has been on fire lately, averaging 33.5 points on 62.7% true shooting over his last 11 games.

After losing to the Hornets back in December, look for the Thunder to exact some revenge tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Thunder: 124 | Hornets: 120

Thunder vs. Hornets Best Bet

Even though my prediction sides with the Thunder, the possibility of a Hornets upset is real. Not only is Charlotte coming off back-to-back wins, but it has also won four of its last five meetings with OKC while going 4-1 ATS over that stretch.

Meanwhile, the Thunder are just 2-4 ATS in their last six outings and 0-5 ATS in their last five at home against the Hornets. With Charlotte also having momentum from back-to-back wins over the Mavericks, this game will be closer than the odds imply.

Bet: Hornets +10.5 (-114)

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