Oklahoma City Thunder at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 11 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 39-29. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 20-47. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per contest and giving up 108.6, which is a point differential of -5.0.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 26-40-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-37-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-32-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 30-36-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
3/11/2018 Terrance Ferguson SG Concussion Expected to be out until at least Mar 13
3/10/2018 Steven Adams C Ankle Game Time Decision
1/28/2018 Andre Roberson SG Knee Out for the season
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
3/12/2018 DeAndre' Bembry SF Abdomen Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Antonius Cleveland SG Ankle Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Malcolm Delaney PG Ankle Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Dennis Schroder PG Elbow Game Time Decision
3/11/2018 Jaylen Morris G Ankle Game Time Decision
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Russell Westbrook averages 25.3 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.1 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Kent Bazemore averages 12.9 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.06 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.2 per game. The Thunder allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 103.6 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.97. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Hawks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Hawks surrender 108.6 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season.
The Thunder are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Oklahoma City is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 15th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 6th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +11
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