Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks roll into Oklahoma City on a four-game win streak as they prepare to play Chet Holmgren and the Thunder tonight at Paycom Center.
The Hawks are coming off an 18-point road win against the Pelicans on Saturday night. Young was one of three Atlanta players with 20 points as he led the way with 22 points, 12 assists, and five rebounds. Meanwhile, the Thunder suffered a tough two-point loss at home to the Warriors last week without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Lugentz Dort had a team-high 29 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 from three-point range.
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Hawks vs. Thunder odds, spread, and total
Hawks vs. Thunder how to watch
- Date: Monday, Nov. 6
- Game Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
- Venue: Paycom Center
- How to Watch (TV): NBA League Pass
- Hawks Record: 4-2
- Thunder Record: 3-3
Hawks vs. Thunder injury reports
Atlanta Hawks injury report
- Kobe Bufkin (out, thumb)
- De’Andre Hunter (available, pinky)
- Wesley Matthews (out, calf)
Oklahoma City Thunder injury report
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (out, knee)
- Kenrich Williams (out, back)
Hawks vs. Thunder key players to watch
Dejounte Murray: The 27-year-old shooting guard is off to a good start in his second season with the Hawks. Murray has done a good job of being a scorer off the ball for Atlanta, as Young handles most of the ball-handling duties. Murray is averaging 21.5 points, 6.2 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game this season.
In the Hawks’ win over New Orleans, the 6-foot-5 guard almost had a triple-double, posting 20 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. He’ll try for a similar performance tonight against the Thunder, who have a dynamic backcourt with Josh Giddey and Dort.
Jalen Johnson: The second-year forward has stepped into the role left by John Collins and has played well thus far for head coach Quin Snyder. Johnson is almost averaging a double-double, with 14.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Heading into tonight’s game, the 21-year-old forward has recorded 11 boards in back-to-back games against the Wizards and Pelicans. If Johnson can continue to crash the glass, it might give the Hawks the edge tonight.
Chet Holmgren: The rookie power forward has lived up to the potential we saw coming out of Gonzaga and established himself as one of the best young players in the NBA. This season, Holmgren is averaging 17.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game.
The 21-year-old has been impactful on both sides of the ball, which is what the Thunder were hoping for when they drafted Holmgren. Holmgren just had his first career 20-point game vs. the Warriors, scoring 24 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from three-point range.
Josh Giddey: With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander listed as out for tonight’s game, the Thunder will need Giddey to build off his performance against Golden State. The 21-year-old combo guard had 18 points, five rebounds, and four assists in 31 minutes.
Giddey hasn’t shot the ball particularly well from beyond the arc this season (26.7%), but he’s still finding other ways to impact the game. He’s averaging 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game this season. If Holmgren, Jalen Williams, and Luguentz Dort knock down their shots, Giddey’s assists will skyrocket.
Hawks vs. Thunder prediction and pick
With Shai Gilgeous not playing for the second straight game, bettors might want to take the Hawks spread. However, the Thunder showed us last week that they can compete with the best of the NBA. Oklahoma City is missing their top scorer, but they have the players that match up well on both sides with Atlanta.
As for the Hawks, they’ve been rolling, winning three out of their last four games by double digits. Atlanta isn’t the best defensive team, allowing 115.2 points per game (20th in the NBA), but they play with excellent pace (102.1 – fourth in the Association). The Hawks are also ranked second in the NBA in scoring (122.8 points per game).
Nonetheless, I could see the Thunder winning outright over the Hawks tonight, but I’ll take the OVER on the total as we have two top-10 teams in pace and scoring.
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