Thunder at Hawks 1/15/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
In Tuesday night NBA action, the Oklahoma City Thunder will invade State Farm Arena to face the Atlanta Hawks.
The Thunder have split their last ten games and are currently three games behind Denver for the top spot in the West. On Saturday, Oklahoma City earned a split of a home-and-home with a 122-112 victory versus San Antonio. The Thunder committed just seven turnovers and knocked down 11-for-23 from long distance.
Russell Westbrook led seven Oklahoma City players in double figures with 24 points and ten rebounds. Paul George contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder.
The Atlanta Hawks are 17 games below .500 overall and committed to a rebuilding plan focused around rookie PG Trae Young. On Sunday, Atlanta was outscored in each quarter of a 133-114 home loss versus former coach Mike Budenholzer and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Hawks turned the ball over 24 times and shot just 41 percent from the field.
All five Atlanta starters scored in double figures and were led by Trae Young with 26 points. John Collins added 13 points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort for the Hawks.
Oklahoma City C Nerlens Noel is dealing with a concussion and is unlikely to return for this contest. These two teams rank in the top four in tempo and the Hawks rank 25th in defensive efficiency. Look for this game to sail over the total. Final Score Prediction, Oklahoma City Thunder win in high scoring over game 126-117.