NBA Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Hornets
Oklahoma City Thunder (15-8) @ New Orleans Hornets (14-7)
Date: Friday December 10th, 2010
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Preview: Two teams from the Western Conference with high aspirations will get together on Friday night in the Big Easy. The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the New Orleans Hornets.
The Thunder comes into the game with a 15-8 record, for second place in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference. New Orleans is just a game ahead the Thunder; but are third place in the Southwest Division; trailing San Antonio and Dallas. If the postseason started today the Thunder would be the 6th seed, while New Orleans would sit as the 5th seed.
Oklahoma City is scoring 103.3 points per game, which is 7th best in all of the National Basketball Association. Despite having an assortment of injuries, the Thunder has small forward Kevin Durant, who is leading all of basketball with 27.6 points per game. Oklahoma City also has seen former UCLA Russell Westbrook pass for 8.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
The Hornets have had problems scoring, but have been sensational on defense. New Orleans ranks 26th in offense, with just 94.8 points per game, but are allowing just 91.8 points, which is second in all of the NBA. The Hornets are led by David West and his 18.8 points per game.
NBA Free Picks: Thunder vs Hornets
Our prediction for this game: the home team will hold serve in this game. New Orleans comes from behind to win this game. Hornets 101-98 in overtime. We found the best odds at BetUS