Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder Free NBA Picks & Odds 12-19-2016
by Tony Sink - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, December 19, 2016. The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 13-14. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 16-11. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 1.1.
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Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Paul Millsap averages 17 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Victor Oladipo averages 16.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Russell Westbrook averages 30.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 11 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Atlanta averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.6 per game. The Hawks allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 105.9 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 56.3 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 23rd with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Thunder force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they average 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.9. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-15-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-16-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 13-13-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-17-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/18/16 G Victor Oladipo Wrist doubtful Monday vs. Atlanta
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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