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Atlanta Hawks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/15/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma City Thunder at Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time Tuesday January 15, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +9 -- Over/Under: 233
TV Channel
FSSE, FSOK
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 112.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 26.7 points and 8.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.4 points and 10.6 assists. Steven Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.4 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last 10 road games.

The Atlanta Hawks could use a victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 109.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 117.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 18.9 points and 10.6 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 15.8 points and 7.1 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.6 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight home games.

The Thunder are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games. The Hawks are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games, 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Northwest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Thunder are 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Atlanta and 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings. The under is 19-7 in Hawks last 26 Tuesday games. The under is 4-1 in Thunder last 5 road games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to be an inconsistent basketball team that one minute looks like a title contender and the next minute is losing to a team that's under .500. Right now, OKC is allowing an average of 122 points in its last five games, a drastic drop off from the elite defense its been all year. With that said, the Atlanta Hawks are being outscored by an average of 5.9 points at home this season and are just 6-12 ATS at home. And right when you see progress and value in the Hawks, they lose by 16 points to the Brooklyn Nets and 17 points to the Milwaukee Bucks. It's been that kind of NBA season, folks. I'll eat the chalk with the Thunder, although I don't love the matchup or the line.

Pick:
Oklahoma City Thunder -9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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