Oklahoma City Thunder at Atlanta Hawks - 11/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder at Atlanta Hawks - 11/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks (8-9) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (6-10)

Game Info: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks -11.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks duke it out at the State Farm Arena on Monday night.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their past five games and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling short to the Celtics in a 111-105 road loss on Saturday. Luguentz Dort led the team with 16 points, Josh Giddey added 15 points with eight rebounds and three assists while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander chipped in with 14 points on four of 13 shooting. As a team, the Thunder shot just 40 percent from the field and 18 of 42 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep up with the Celtics right from the start, falling behind by 13 points at halftime, before seeing the margin balloon out to 25 points in the third quarter. The Thunder didn’t make any inroads until the fourth quarter where they cut the deficit to just six points to make it interesting late.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in decent shape as they will be eager to build on their current four-game win streak after taking down the Hornets in a 115-105 home win on Saturday. Clint Capela led the team with 20 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks, Trae Young added 19 points with nine assists while Kevin Huerter and Cameron Reddish each scored 17 points. As a team, the Hawks shot 52 percent from the field and 12 of 34 from the 3-point line as they poured in 35 points in the second quarter to take a 12-point lead into halftime, before making another push in the third quarter to push the lead out to 25 points. The Hawks had a total of six players finish with at least 15 points in what was one of their most balanced scoring efforts so far this season.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Thunder are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, 5-0 ATS in their last five road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawks are 28-9 ATS in their last 37 home games, 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games against a team with a losing record and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.

Head to head, the over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings overall, the Thunder are 23-10 ATS in the last 33 meetings overall and the Thunder are 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Atlanta.

The Thunder could be shorthanded in this one as Gilgeous-Alexander is currently listed as questionable due to a sprained right knee, while the Hawks could be without Bogdan Bogdanovic who is listed as questionable with a right quadriceps contusion. The Thunder showed plenty of fight to stay close against the Celtics on Saturday, but they’re really going to struggle in this one without Gilgeous-Alexander. The Hawks are almost at full strength, and they’ve now beaten the Bucks, Magic, Celtics, and the Hornets, all by double digits during this streak. The line is hefty, but I’m taking the Hawks in this spot.


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Peter’s Pick Atlanta -11.5

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