Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks are looking for their 5th win in a row as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Oklahoma City Thunder
This past week didn’t go according to plan for the Oklahoma City Thunder as they’ve lost 4 of their 5 games. The only win came against the weak Houston Rockets, which was then followed by 2 losses in a row against the Bucks and Celtics. Nobody scored more than 16 points in the loss to Boston and as a team the Thunder shot just 40% from the field, highlighting once again their main weakness this season. OKC ranks 29th in points per game and 28th in rebounds per game. If they don’t make any moves before the trade deadline it could be a long season for them. They’ve done surprisingly well against the Hawks in recent head-to-head meetings by winning 7 of the last 10. They’ve also covered the spread in their last 5 road games.
Atlanta has finally found some momentum and is currently on a 4 game win streak after wins over Milwaukee, Orlando, Boston and Charlotte. In their latest win over Charlotte on Saturday it was Clint Capella who led the way with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Star player Trae Young had only 19 on 5-for-15 shooting, but the Hawks stellar defense gave them their 7th home win in 8 outings this season. With the win the Hawks are still only 11th in the Eastern Conference so every win matters to them at this point. They’ve covered the spread 4 times in the last 5 games and at home the number is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 games. They could be a bit shorthanded tonight as Bogdan Bogdanovic has a quad injury which could cause him to sit this one out.
The Hawks have been on a solid run lately, this team is vastly different at home to the one that goes out on the road. One stat that worries me here is that they’ve failed to cover the spread in all 6 games vs Western Conference opponents. The Thunder, on the other hand, are 5-3 ATS in their 8 road games this season. Asking Atlanta to win by 12 points could be a bit too much here, so let’s back the Thunder to cover.
Atlanta Hawks – Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
Atlanta Hawks – Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions
OKC Thunder +11.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
In the last 10 meetings the over has cashed 7 times between these two sides. They are averaging a combined 227.1 points per game and shooting around 48% from the field. However, if we look at the trends of both teams this season, we can notice that a lot more of their games have gone under the total than compared to last season. OKC is just 1-7 on the O/U in 8 games this season on the road, while the Hawks have gone under the total in 5 of 8 at home. Each side has one big question mark ahead of tonight’s game. Shae Gilgeous-Alexander is questionable with an ankle injury for the Thunder and Atlanta could be without Bogdanovic. Those two account for 30+ points combined, so if either of them is out we could see a dip in scoring for that team. Because of this I would advise going with the under in tonight’s game.
Under 212 Total Points is available on bet365 at -110 odds