Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 13 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 5-17. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -10.5 as they average 107.4 points per game while giving up 117.8 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 13-7 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 110.4 points per game and surrender 104.4, good for a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 9-13-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/28/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
11/28/18 PG Jeremy Lin Ankle is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/24/18 G Terrance Ferguson Personal is out indefinitely
11/22/18 G Hamidou Diallo Ankle is out indefinitely
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Trae Young averages 15.9 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest. He averages 7.6 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kent Bazemore comes into this contest averaging 13.0 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Paul George averages 23.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Dennis Schroder averages 16.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 117.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 27.0 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Atlanta averages 107.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 44.0 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 104.4 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game. Oklahoma City is 14th in the league with 110.4 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 48.6 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Thunder are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Hawks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Thunder are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -13
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