Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder (By: Miyagi)
George had a hard task recently with those back to back games against the Spurs and he was really poor in the second one (18p 29% FG). It's time for him to enjoy himself and have another great game against the team with the worst defense of the league which has been an easy pray for opposing stars so far.
T. Prince made his return (injury) against the Bucks where he played a total of 11 minutes and he is not expected to go far above that today as he is still on limited playing time, so Bembry is expected to be in the starting lineup against PG today. Bembry is an easy matchup for PG, in fact much easier than many others he had recently and there is not much to worry about there.
The main concern is that the Hawks have been so unpredictable, its absolutely hit or miss for them and they could either trouble the Thunders or find themselves trailing by 40 points in the first half. With both teams entering this game fully rested (2+ days) and having another 1+ days of rest after this game, the starters should stay for 30 minutes on the court and that's all someone could ask nowadays with all the wild things going on. George could have 20+ points in the first half and cover his line before the end of the third quarter and so he can be trusted today at those great odds.
Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction
|Paul George Over 29.5 Points||Pinnacle||2.15||9||24 LOST (-9 units)|