Hawks vs Thunder Basketball Predictions & Best Bets
Atlanta is on the road playing Oklahoma City at the Paycom Center stadium on Wednesday, 1/25/2023 @ 8:00pm EST. Atlanta -1 was the opening favorite and current line is Oklahoma City -1.
Atlanta Team Statistics
This season, Atlanta has a record of 24-24. The team averages 115.6 points per game (10th in the league) while shooting 47.6% from the field. Atlanta is shooting 34.5% on shots from 3-point range (508 of 1,473) and 82.0% from the free throw line. Atlanta pulls down 43.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,160 assists on the season, which ranks them 16th in passing. As a team, they commit 19.2 fouls per night and turn the ball over 13.0 times per game.
They force 14.8 turnovers per game and draw 20.1 personal fouls on defense. As a team, they rate 21st in PPG allowed (116.2) and surrender 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc. As a team, the Hawks allow a 47.4% shooting percentage (2,053 of 4,327) and 46.2 boards per contest. On the year, they have conceded 1,230 assists, which ranks them 23rd in basketball.
With a power ranking of 25, Atlanta is ranked #10 in offense (scoring an average of 115.96 per game), #21 in defense (allowing an average of 116.28 points to be scored against them per game) and are 24-24 (20-27-1 ATS) this season.
Oklahoma City Team Statistics
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-24 on the season. On the offensive end, the Thunder are connecting on 46.6% of their shots, which is 20th in the NBA. On the season, Oklahoma City has scored 5,479 points (116.6 per game) and collected 44.2 rebounds. Each game, they dish out 24.5 assists (18th in the league) and turn the ball over 13.7 times. Each game, the Thunder commit 21.8 personal fouls and shoot 79.4% from the charity stripe.
On defense, the Thunder rank 19th in points allowed per game with 115.5. Their opponents are forced into 16.8 turnovers per game, and they allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor(5th in basketball). The Oklahoma City defense allows 35.4% on shots from distance (592 out of 1,672), and opponents convert 78.3% of their free throws. As a team, they have given up 24.9 assists and 47.4 boards per game, putting them in 12th and 30th places, respectively.
Oklahoma City Thunder has a power ranking of 28 and are #8 for offense (scoring an average of 116.57 per game), #19 for defense (giving up an average of 116.28 points per game) and 23-24 (31-16 ATS) overall. Atlanta went 1-2 (2-1 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Oklahoma City.
Curated Picks & Predictions
- From the lines set by Sportsbooks, they predict the score to be ATL 119.25, OKC 117.25.
- 54% of SportsJaw predicts Oklahoma City Thunder to cover.
- OddsShark has not made their prediction yet.
- 62% picked Oklahoma City Thunder on Covers.com
- Our ScoreCaster predicts Hawks 113 to Thunder 129.
The Hawks come into this matchup having won 5 of their last 7 games but having lost their lost 2. After a heart-breaking loss to the Hornets on Saturday, the Hawks lost again to the Bulls on Monday. Trae Young, while scoring the ball at a high rate, is having the worst shooting season of his career. The Thunder come into this one having won 5 of their last 6 games. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has broken out this year as one of the NBA’s brightest young stars. Despite this being a home game for Oklahoma City, I see Trae Young having a bounce back game in this one and carries the Hawks to the win on the road, covering the +1.
Staff Pick ATL ATS (+1)
Written by SportsJaw Staff
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Both teams have a compariable offense and both teams have a compariable defense. The Hawks won more games straight up while Thunder won more ATS over their last 3 matchups. Adjusted score predictions based on power rankings and strength of schedule: Hawks 117 to Thunder 116.
After crunching 8 relative data points, our relative predictions model has a 75% confidence Thunder will cover the spread - view the Atlanta vs Oklahoma City infographic for details on this prediction.