Oklahoma City Thunder (40-29) at Atlanta Hawks (20-47)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +6 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder hope to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.3 points and 10.1 assists while Paul George is averaging 22 points and 5.6 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing nine rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last eight road games.
The Atlanta Hawks look to play spoiler after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.2 points and 6.1 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 12.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing seven rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last six home games.
The Thunder are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Hawks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Thunder are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Atlanta, 19-8 ATS in the last 27 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
It seems like nothing comes easy for the Oklahoma City Thunder, as they play down to their comp constantly and find ways to lose games they shouldn't. Playing on the end of a back to back makes this game scary. But the Atlanta Hawks are resting guys, tanking for a better draft pick and being outscored by more than 10 points in their last five games. If OKC can't open this game up and cover, I don't know what to tell you.