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Added February 2nd, 2011 by Dwight

NBA Picks: New Orleans Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

New Orleans Hornets (31-18) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (30-17)

Time: 8:00 pm EST

Point Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -7

Over/Under: 193.5

Preview: On Wednesday, the New Orleans Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder will get together.

The Hornets are 31-18 overall, and third place in the Southwest Division, trailing both San Antonio and Dallas. Overall in the Western Conference, the Hornets are seeded fifth. The Hornets are 12-13 when playing on the road and 16-13 against Western Conference opponents. New Orleans is led by David West and Chris Paul. West is scoring 19 points per game, while Paul is dishing out just under 10 assists per game.

Kevin Durant is the main man for the Thunder. The former Texas star is scoring just under 29 points per game. Point guard Russell Westbrook has been impressive as well, averaging nearly 9 assists per game. The Thunder comes in with a 30-17 overall record. Oklahoma City is at the top of the Northwest Division, ahead of Denver and Utah. The Thunder has won 17 of 24 at home and 16 of 28 against Western Conference opponents. These two teams played in the final game of November when the Thunder won 95-89 in Oklahoma City. They then got together on December 10th in New Orleans, with the Thunder winning again. Most recently, the Hornets won for the first time against Oklahoma City while playing at home. This is the final time during the regular season they will play.

My Betting Picks: The Thunder are too tough at home. Oklahoma City wins 101-95.

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