Point Spread: -5.00 | -110.00 Charlotte (Away)
The Thunder have lost three in a row and it has been ugly. The three losses have all been by 24 points or more and they’re playing no defense with 132 or more points allowed in every game. They lost by 37 at Phoenix and 44 at Portland before losing by 24 at home to Detroit (who has the worst record in the Eastern Conference) on Monday. I had the Over in that game vs. the Pistons and OKC allowed Detroit to score a season-high 132 points. Like Charlotte, OKC is dealing with multiple absences from the rotation right now.
Charlotte’s scoring average has come way down the L5 games as they are without LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward and Malik Monk. But the Thunder’s woeful defense should allow for some significant improvement at the offensive end tonight. Meanwhile, I just don’t see much in the way of improvement coming for OKC as they’ve not only dropped three straight, but six of seven and 8 of 11. The Hornets are 4-0 ATS L4 as road favorites and 20-5-1 ATS L26 road games against teams with a losing home record. OKC is 9-16 SU at home. 10* Charlotte