Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks 11/22/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports OK
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City (+12)
The Oklahoma City Thunder (6-10) are on their way to State Farm Arena on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Atlanta Hawks (8-9). Oklahoma City opens this contest as 12-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 211.5.
The Thunder faced the Celtics and ended up losing by a score of 111-105 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Thunder walked away with 15 and the Celtics accounted for 7 personal fouls. They also made 17 of their 39 attempts from distance. Boston finished the game shooting 85.7% from the free throw line by burying 12 of 14 attempts. Furthermore, Boston pulled down 40 boards (8 offensive, 32 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Boston recorded 48 dimes and had 28 steals for the matchup. Concerning the defense, Oklahoma City let their opponent shoot 46.6% from the floor on 41 out of 88 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and having 5 steals. Regarding getting rebounds, they collected a total of 54 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Thunder converted 9 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 56.3%. Oklahoma City walked away from the game having earned a 40.6% field goal percentage (39 of 96) and converted 18 out of their 42 three-point attempts.
Luguentz Dort is one player who played a role in the matchup. He ended up scoring 16 points on 5 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins played and also snagged 4 rebounds. Dort ended up going 33.3% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes.
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Oklahoma City will play this game with a mark of 6-10 this season. They average 98.6 points per outing (29th in the league) while hitting 40.8% from the floor. The Thunder are connecting on 30.9% on shots from distance (191 of 618) and 72.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma City is grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game and has racked up 320 dimes this year, which ranks 29th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 14.7 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.3 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Thunder are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.9 fouls. They are giving up 35.4% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 12th in the league in PPG allowed (105.6). The Thunder defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.1% (622 of 1,444) and they surrender 48.6 boards per game as a team. They rank 19th in the NBA in giving up assists with 392 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Hawks walked away with a victory by a final of 115-105 when they played the Hornets. With respect to rebounding, Atlanta permitted Charlotte to grab 31 in all (21 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 25.0% from downtown by shooting 10 of 40 and ended up going 9 out of 15 from the charity stripe (60.0%). The Hawks permitted the Hornets to bury 43 of their 102 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.2% in the game. When all was said and done, the Hawks walked away from this one shooting 43 out of 82 from the field which had them shooting 52.4%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Atlanta buried 12 of their 34 tries (35.3%). They were able to make 17 of them for a percentage of 81.0%. The Hornets committed 11 fouls in the matchup which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They gave up possession 12 times, while earning 7 steals in the game. The Hawks were able to corral 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the matchup.
Clint Capela ended up being a factor for the Hawks in the matchup. Capela racked up 20 points in his 24 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist for the matchup. He knocked down 10 out of 11 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 90.9%, and totaled 15 rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 8-9 on the year. The Hawks are responsible for committing 18.1 personal fouls per contest while shooting 79.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.4 times per contest (14th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 12.7 times per game. Atlanta has 1,859 points for the year (109.4 per contest) and they collect 46.2 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Hawks are shooting 46.0% from the field, which is 11th in the league.
The Atlanta defense surrenders 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (225 of 665) and their opposition knocks down 80.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.8 dimes and 43.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 28th and 6th in the league. The Hawks defensively are ranked 21st in the NBA in PPG given up with 109.2. They are forcing 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (22nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City (+12)
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