Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (11-34) at Oklahoma City Thunder (26-19)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after splitting their last six games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 107.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29.2 points and 8.6 assists while John Collins is averaging 18.3 points and 9.9 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost nine of their last 11 road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.8 points and six rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.4 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost three of their last four home games.
The Hawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 9-25 ATS in their last 34 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Hawks last 6 road games. The over is 6-1 in Thunder last 7 overall. The Hawks are 9-21 ATS in the last 30 meetings. The over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Oklahoma City and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
There's a big gap between these two teams obviously and the trends would suggest a comfortable OKC victory. However, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been favorites of 7.5 or more points just four times this season and they've failed to cover all four games. The Atlanta Hawks are 6-2 ATS this season as a double-digit underdog and are only losing their last five games by an average of 3.4 points. The Atlanta Hawks also beat OKC a little over a week ago as 9.5 point underdogs, scoring 142 points. Give me the Hawks and the free buckets.