Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/5/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/5/22
Mon 5th December 2022

Two great offenses battle on Monday when the Oklahoma City Thunder (10-13, 4-8 Away) are on the road to face the Atlanta Hawks (13-10, 8-4 Home). Oklahoma City beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 135-128 at Target Center on Saturday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was a top performer with 33 points and six assists.

The Thunder are 12th in the Western Conference. Atlanta found victory on Friday at State Farm Arena, beating the Denver Nuggets 117-109. Dejounte Murray had 34 points and eight assists to lead the team. The Hawks are fourth in the Eastern Conference. It’s the first meeting of the season between the teams.

Atlanta won both games between the teams last season, the last of which was a 136-118 triumph at Paycom Center on March 30, their third straight head-to-head victory. Trae Young led the Hawks with 41 points and eight assists. Lindy Waters III had 25 points in the loss.

Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points per game, best in the league, to lead the Thunder in scoring this season. Gilgeous-Alexander also has dished 6.0 assists per game, most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Josh Giddey is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. Young has supplied much of the Hawks’ offense, averaging 27.8 points per game. He has the No. 1 scoring average in the league.

Young also has doled out 9.6 assists per game, most in the league. Clint Capela has averaged 12.0 rebounds per game. The Thunder and the Hawks are averaging 116.8 and 114.0 points per game, respectively, ranking second and fourth in the league in scoring.

The Hawks have had the advantage in the last 10 meetings between the teams at State Farm Arena, winning six. In the last 10 games, Oklahoma City is 4-6 with an average margin of -2.7 (118.1-120.8). Atlanta has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 112.9 points per game on average while scoring only 112.6 (-0.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
Josh Giddey: 9.8 | 7.7 | +2.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jarrett Culver: 21.0 | 11.0 | +10.0

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Atlanta Hawks (-225)

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