Venue: Paycom Center
Home: Oklahoma City Thunder
Away: Charlotte Hornets
29.03.2023, @ 03:00 AM (+03:00 UTC)
The NBA carnival is heading to a decisive point in a few days, we will learn the fate of the squads that are on the precipes of both the Play-in tournament and Playoffs. This means that the battleground may reach the final day and it make take the last day for some squads to learn their fate. In this important game, the Oklahoma City Thunder is going to take on the Charlotte Hornets.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder comes into the game after defeating the Trail Blazers 118:112 as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put up 31 points. The Thunder has won half of the games and they have somehow crawled to 38 losses and 37 wins. The Thunder will enter an important window and will like to win more than half of the games. Games like this one are must-win because they are against struggling squads. The Thunder have a chance of nabbing a Play-in spot and are fighting against many teams for this. Shai has received help from Josh Giddey alongside other youngsters so the chances look huge.
The Hornets come into this game after defeating the Mavericks 110:104 as Gordon Hayward scooped up 22 points. The Hornets defeated Irving and Doncic-led Mavs twice in a row and have won three out of four games which have been rare instances this season. Charlotte has won 10 out of their 18 games but this has come too late. Charlotte has 51 losses and 25 wins which places them out of the Play-in contention and their central player Lonzo Ball has missed a ton of games while Miles Bridges was ruled out due to legal issues, these two factors have hurt the fragile Charlotte balance all season long.
- Thunder: OUT: Chet Holmgren, Kenrich Williams, Lindy Waters III. Game-Time Decision: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander;
- Hornets: OUT: Mark Williams.
Expert Betting Tips
This is a crucial game for the Thunder and they’d love to have their best player Shai Gilgeous-Alexnder in the mix. The Hornets can’t be taken lightly and have defeated some tough squads since February or so, therefore, the Thunder will have to be careful not to let up at any point. I believe their desperation will push to be effective and predict a scoreline of 121:111 in their favor.