Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Parlay 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 10 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 7-24. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.3 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall mark of 16-15. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per contest and giving up 99.5, which is a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-14-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 17-14-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-20-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-19-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/11/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is out indefinitely
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/20/17 C Steven Adams Concussion is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Utah
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Dennis Schroder comes into this game averaging 19.4 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Paul George averages 19.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Russell Westbrook has scored 23.3 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 9.5 rebounds per contest and has 9.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 108.4 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Atlanta averages 103.1 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.32 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 99.5 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.3 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.7 per contest this year. Oklahoma City is 23rd in the NBA with 102.1 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.52. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 20.7. The Thunder are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Hawks are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Atlanta is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league.
Oklahoma City is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Thunder are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 29th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -10 and under 203.5 total points
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