Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 1/25/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
Paycom Center is the site where the Oklahoma City Thunder will attempt to beat the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.
The Hawks faced the Bulls and went home with a loss by a final score of 111-100 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Hawks ended up with 14 while the Bulls had 20 personal fouls. They also converted 11 out of their 34 attempts from 3-point land. Chicago ended up shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by making 12 of 18 shots. Additionally, Chicago had 47 rebounds (15 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Chicago distributed 28 dimes and had 13 steals for the contest. In reference to defending, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 44 out of 95 shooting. They also distributed 24 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 43 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Hawks buried 12 of 19 tries for a percentage of 63.2%. Atlanta walked away from the contest having earned a 45.9% FG percentage (39 of 85) and made 10 out of their 33 shots from 3-point land.
Trae Young is one guy who was a major factor for this contest. Young ended up going 43.8% from the floor and distributed 13 assists. He played 38 minutes and collected 3 boards. He scored 21 points on 7 of 16 shooting.
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Atlanta will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 24-24 so far this season. They average 115.6 pts per game (10th in the league) while going 47.6% from the field. The Hawks are shooting 34.5% on shots from 3-point land (508 of 1,473) and 82.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 43.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,160 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 16th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per game and as a team are committing 19.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Hawks are able to force 14.8 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They surrender 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 21st in the league in PPG allowed (116.2). The Hawks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.4% (2,053 of 4,327) and they surrender 46.2 boards per game as a squad. They are 23rd in basketball in giving up assists with 1,230 conceded on the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Thunder took home the win by a final score of 101-99 when they faced the Nuggets. The Thunder pulled down 36 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 50 in this contest. They also turned it over 8 times, while earning 4 steals for the contest. The Nuggets had 16 fouls in this game which got the Thunder to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.5%. When it comes to shots from distance, Oklahoma City made 7 out of 26 tries (26.9%). When the game finished, the Thunder ended up going 40 out of 89 from the floor which had them at 44.9%. The Thunder allowed the Nuggets to bury 36 of 82 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 43.9% for this contest. They shot 35.7% from distance by shooting 10 of 28 and ended up going 17 of 33 at the free throw line (51.5%). With respect to attacking the glass, Oklahoma City permitted Denver to collect 42 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was important for the Thunder in the matchup. Gilgeous-Alexander accumulated 34 points in his 37 mins on the court and tallied 5 assists for this contest. He converted 13 of 21 for this game for a field goal percentage of 61.9%, and had 5 rebounds.
Oklahoma City has a record of 23-24 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Thunder are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks them 20th in the league. Oklahoma City has accumulated 5,479 pts on the campaign (116.6 per contest) and they collect 44.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.5 times per game (18th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. The Thunder commit 21.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 79.4% from the free throw line.
The Thunder on defense are ranked 19th in basketball in points given up per game with 115.5. They are forcing their opponents into 16.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (5th in basketball). The Oklahoma City defense gives up 35.4% on shots from distance (592 of 1,672) and opponents are converting on 78.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 24.9 assists and 47.4 boards per game, ranking them 12th and 30th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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