The Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost 5 of their last 8 games. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last 8 games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 116.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points and 6 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 14.7 points and 5.6 assists. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Williams is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 114 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 27.8 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 21.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer, and John Collins is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The over is 11-2 in Thunder last 13 overall. The under is 11-5 in Hawks last 16 home games. The Thunder are 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Atlanta and 24-11 ATS in the last 35 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks are the better team and should be favored at home, but they've also underachieved through 23 games and there are now reports that there's an issue between Young and coach. I'm not thrilled to lay chalk with the Hawks. The Oklahoma City Thunder have also been covering machines on the road dating back to last season. Give me the points with OKC.