Oklahoma City Thunder at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 7.5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 26-16. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.4 as they average 112.8 points per contest while giving up 107.4 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 13-30. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 109.2 points per contest and give up 117.7, which is a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-19-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-22-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 19-23-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-19-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 F Nerlens Noel Head is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Alex Abrines Personal is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
01/13/19 C Dewayne Dedmon Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
Russell Westbrook averages 21.4 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest. He averages 10.6 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 26.7 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
John Collins averages 18.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Trae Young averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 117.7 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.5 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Atlanta is 20th in the league with 109.2 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.3. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.4.
The Thunder are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 1st. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +7.5
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