Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks 3/18/2021 – The Atlanta Hawks continue their rise in the NBA Eastern Conference standings and they will have the Oklahoma City Thunder as their next opponents. These teams are set to meet this Thursday, March 18 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The game begins at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown through FOX Sports Southeast and FOX Sports Oklahoma. NBA League Pass holds the rights for the online live stream. The Atlanta Hawks are expected to continue their run in NBA betting covers after this game against the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks 3/18/2021
|When:||March 18, 2021 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia|
|TV:||Fox Sports Southeast | Fox Sports Oklahoma|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
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Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder are just cruising through the season with moderate expectations. This team is now tied with the New Orleans Pelicans with a record of 17-23 and are currently fourth from the bottom in the NBA Western Conference standings. Their most recent game was against the Chicago Bulls and they got beaten by a wide margin of 21 points, 102-123. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 21 points to lead the team in scoring but the big revelation was Moses Brown providing the team with 20 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks as the starting center replacing Al Horford.
Players to watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 33 GP 33 GS 33.8 MIN 23.6 PTS 0.6 OR 4.3 DR 4.8 REB 6 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.1 TO 2 PF 2 AST/TO 22.08 PER
A. Horford C 26 GP 26 GS 28.2 MIN 14.4 PTS 1 OR 5.7 DR 6.7 REB 3.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.9 BLK 1.1 TO 1.8 PF 3 AST/TO 17.38 PER
L. Dort SF 37 GP 37 GS 29.7 MIN 12.4 PTS 0.7 OR 2.9 DR 3.6 REB 1.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.5 TO 2.4 PF 1.1 AST/TO 9.26 PER.
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Atlanta Hawks are riding a six-game winning streak heading to this matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. This team is now sixth in the NBA Eastern Conference with their record at 20-20 and this is their chance to go above .500. The Houston Rockets were their most recent opponents and they defeated them by 12 points, 119-107. Danilo Gallinari once again started at the center position and he gave the team 29 points, six boards and five threes. John Collins did some work as well with a double-double of 20 points and ten boards while Kevin Huerter and Nathan Knight each had 15.
Players to Watch: T. Young PG 38 GP 38 GS 34.5 MIN 26 PTS 0.7 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 9.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 4.4 TO 2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 22.8 PER
J. Collins PF 40 GP 40 GS 30.6 MIN 18 PTS 2.2 OR 5.5 DR 7.8 REB 1.4 AST 0.5 STL 1.1 BLK 1.4 TO 3.4 PF 1 AST/TO 19.48 PER
D. Hunter SF 18 GP 18 GS 32.2 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.9 OR 4.5 DR 5.4 REB 2.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 2.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 17.71 PER.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks 3/18/2021 Betting Numbers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Atlanta.
Thunder are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Atlanta.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games on the road.
Oklahoma City are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Oklahoma City are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Oklahoma City are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games played in March.
Atlanta are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta’s last 18 games.
Atlanta are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 7 games against Oklahoma City.
Atlanta are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Hawks are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City.
Atlanta are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Atlanta are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games played in March.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Al Horford C Rest is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Atlanta
George Hill PG Thumb is out indefinitely
Darius Bazley PF Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Atlanta
Luguentz Dort SG Toe is “?” Thursday vs Atlanta
Theo Maledon PG Thumb is “?” Thursday vs Atlanta
Josh Hall SF Knee is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Atlanta
Clint Capela C Heel is “?” Thursday vs Oklahoma City
Kris Dunn PG Ankle is out indefinitely
De’Andre Hunter SF Knee is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Oklahoma City
Cam Reddish SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Onyeka Okongwu PF Hip is “?” Thursday vs Oklahoma City
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Atlanta Hawks|
|21-18-1||Against the Spread||20-19-1|
|106||Points per Game||113|
|112||Points Allowed per Game||111|
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
Having the home court advantage just increases the Atlanta Hawks’ chances to widen the gap between them and the Oklahoma City Thunder in an online sportsbook. This should be an easy victory for the Hawks as their winning streak goes up to seven.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Thunder for this matchup is +235 while the Hawks are at -300.
ATS: It is seven points between both teams with the Thunder getting the +7 while the Hawks are at -7.
TOTALs: Both teams for this game are at 224.5 on the total with the Thunder going over and the Hawks are under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 108, Hawks