Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 12-8. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 10-11. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.2 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of -2.1.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 31.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 11.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 17.3 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Paul Millsap averages 16.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Oklahoma City averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 56.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Atlanta averages 100.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 29th with 17 per game. The Hawks allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 104.9. 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 29% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 101.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 99 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 15.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-10-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-11-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 8-13-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/20/16 PG Semaj Christon Concussion out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/04/16 F Paul Millsap Hip "?" Monday vs. Oklahoma City
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +6.5
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