Oklahoma City Thunder (17-23) at Atlanta Hawks (20-20)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -7 — Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks meet Thursday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.6 points and 4.8 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks look to build on their six game winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26 points and four rebounds while John Collins is averaging 18 points and 7.8 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
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The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 47-23 ATS in their last 70 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Thunder last 5 road games. The over is 13-5 in Hawks last 18 overall. The Thunder are 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Atlanta and 23-9 ATS in the last 32 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 13-7 against the spread on the road, but they’re in full struggle mode right now and they lose by an average of 6.5 points in the underdog role. The Atlanta Hawks are playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes six straight wins and winning their last five games by an average of 9.8 points. I’ll lay the chalk with the Hawks.
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Randy’s Pick Atlanta Hawks -7
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.