Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/26/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (13-19) vs Atlanta Hawks (14-18)
Game Info: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +3.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 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 losing six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 27.2 points and four rebounds while John Collins is averaging 17.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 13.8 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.5 points and 5.3 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Hamidou Diallo is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 14-30 ATS in their last 44 Friday games. The Thunder are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 9-1 in Hawks last 10 overall. The under is 4-0 in Thunder last 4 overall. The Hawks are 9-22 ATS in the last 31 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks aren't a team I'm eager to lay chalk with, but they are playing improved basketball as of late. The Oklahoma City Thunder are losing their last five games by an average of 3.4 points and they lose at home by an average of nine points. OKC is also 5-9-1 against the spread at home this season. It's hard to find confidence in OKC these days. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Hawks in this spot, but it's a fade from the Thunder than anything else.