Thursday, December 9 2021

Through 3 Quarters

The Atlanta Hawks were the heavy favorites here for a reason. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Oklahoma City Thunder as Atlanta lead 93-71.

The Hawks have been relying on power forward John Collins, who has 11 points and five assists along with six rebounds and four blocks, and point guard Trae Young, who has 21 points and five assists. Oklahoma City hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 12 points or fewer.

Atlanta’s lead is tied with the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who’s Playing

Oklahoma City @ Atlanta

Current Records: Oklahoma City 6-10; Atlanta 8-9

What to Know

The Atlanta Hawks’ homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:30 p.m. ET Nov. 22 at State Farm Arena. The Hawks are out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.

The Charlotte Hornets typically have all the answers at home, but this past Saturday Atlanta proved too difficult a challenge. Atlanta took their matchup against Charlotte 115-105. Atlanta can attribute much of their success to center Clint Capela, who posted a double-double on 20 points and 15 boards.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma City was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 111-105 to the Boston Celtics. Shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 34 minutes with.

The Hawks are the favorite in this one, with an expected 13.5-point margin of victory. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Atlanta is now 8-9 while the Thunder sit at 6-10. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Atlanta ranks third in the league when it comes to fouls drawn per game, with 20.1 on average. But Oklahoma City enters the game with only 17.3 fouls per game on average, good for fourth best in the league. The ref’s whistle might dictate the flow of action in this one.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena — Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $20.99

Odds

The Hawks are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Hawks as a 10.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Oklahoma City have won seven out of their last 11 games against Atlanta.

  • Mar 18, 2021 – Atlanta 116 vs. Oklahoma City 93
  • Feb 26, 2021 – Oklahoma City 118 vs. Atlanta 109
  • Jan 24, 2020 – Oklahoma City 140 vs. Atlanta 111
  • Jan 15, 2019 – Atlanta 142 vs. Oklahoma City 126
  • Nov 30, 2018 – Oklahoma City 124 vs. Atlanta 109
  • Mar 13, 2018 – Oklahoma City 119 vs. Atlanta 107
  • Dec 22, 2017 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Atlanta 117
  • Dec 19, 2016 – Atlanta 110 vs. Oklahoma City 108
  • Dec 05, 2016 – Oklahoma City 102 vs. Atlanta 99
  • Dec 10, 2015 – Oklahoma City 107 vs. Atlanta 94
  • Nov 30, 2015 – Atlanta 106 vs. Oklahoma City 100

Injury Report for Atlanta

  • Onyeka Okongwu: Out (Shoulder)
  • De’Andre Hunter: Out (Wrist)

Injury Report for Oklahoma City

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Ankle)
  • Tre Mann: Out (Undisclosed)
  • Theo Maledon: Out (Undisclosed)
  • Vit Krejci: Out (Undisclosed)

Source: CBSSports.com

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