Hawks vs Thunder predictions 1/24/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -8.5
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (26-19, 3rd in the Northwest Division) play the Atlanta Hawks (11-34, 5th in the Southeast Division) at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday, January 24, 2020. The spread on this contest has Oklahoma City as 8.5 point favorites. The total is set at 222.
The Hawks cover the spread 46.7% of the time, having gone 21-24-0 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering the spread 66.7% of the time, going 30-15-0 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/22/20 PG Trae Young Thigh is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
01/22/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Personal is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/22/20 C Steven Adams Ankle is questionable Friday vs Atlanta
01/22/20 SG Terrance Ferguson Personal is questionable Friday vs Atlanta
01/22/20 SF Abdel Nader Ankle is questionable Friday vs Atlanta
Trae Young comes into this game averaging 29.2 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. De'Andre Hunter averages 11.9 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Chris Paul averages 17.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 107.7 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 16.9 per game. The Hawks allow 117.0 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 17th in the NBA with 109.9 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.2 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 21.8. The Thunder are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Thunder give up 108.1 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.6 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 23rd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Thunder are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 14th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +8.5
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