Thunder vs. Hawks - 12/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (13-9) at Oklahoma City Thunder (13-8)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City Thunder play Thursday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.4 points and 9.6 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.7 points and 6.4 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.5 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are coming off a Wednesday win over the Mavericks in which they shot 48.1 percent from the field and had 14 turnovers. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 26.4 points and 9.9 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing seven rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 41.4 percent shooting in their last five games and have won six of their last eight when allowing less than 100 points. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four straight home games.
The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest. The Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Hawks are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Oklahoma City and 6-17 ATS in the last 23 meetings overall.
The Thunder have had trouble all year covering numbers, but now they're such a big favorite against a talented Hawks squad? Even with Atlanta playing last night, I can't eat this many points with an Atlanta team that shows up most of the time. I don't love this game but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the Hawks.