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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Hawks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

January 3, 2024


The Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to face the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday evening at the State Farm Arena with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET and will air on Bally Sports Oklahoma and Bally Sports Southeast.



Oklahoma City has the 2nd best record in the Western Conference with a record of 23-9 and is on a five-game winning streak following a 127-123 win at home against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. The Thunder have been an above-average team offensively and defensively this season as they enter this game averaging 121.29 points per game while allowing an average of 112.74 points per game which ranks 4th and and 11th in the league. 



Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has played a pivotal role in the success of the offense as he leads the team in scoring and assists with 31.4 points and 6.4 assists per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks.



The Atlanta Hawks have been a below-average team this season as they enter this game in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 13-19 and have lost four of their last five games but are coming off a 130-126 win on the road against the Washington Wizards on Sunday which also ended their four-game losing streak. 



The Hawks have been one of the worst teams defensively in the NBA as they are allowing the 4th most points per game with an average of 122.69 points allowed per game, however, Atlanta is the 3rd highest-scoring team in the NBA as they are averaging 122.19 points per game. Trae Young is averaging a double-double and leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 28.3 points and 11.3 assists per game. The Atlanta Hawks will look to build off the momentum following the win on the road against the Wizards when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday evening.



BookMaker has the Oklahoma City Thunder listed as 2-point favorites on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday evening. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Oklahoma City has won two of the last three meetings. The Thunder are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-8-1 ATS overall, 9-3-1 ATS on the road, and 14-5 ATS as a favorite this season while the Atlanta Hawks are 7-25 ATS overall, 1-12 ATS at home, and 5-12 ATS as an underdog on the year.



Oklahoma City enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the previous three meetings. The Thunder have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 9-3-1 ATS on the road and 14-5 ATS as a favorite while the Hawks have only covered the spread in one of their home games with a record of 1-12 ATS at home and are 5-12 ATS as an underdog. Lay the points with the Oklahoma City Thunder when they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. 



Spooky Express Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -2