NBA Predictions and Picks: Thunder back to back Monday, Suns on the road

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Both Miami and Houston will be in action again on Monday, but we’re focused on a trio of games with questionable streaks, at least given one side’s recent standings.

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NBA Monday Odds, Picks (via BetMGM)

  • Thunder +6.5 @ Hawks
  • Sun +3.5 @ Mavericks
  • Warriors -11.5 vs. Pacers
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Hawks vs. Thunder Predictions & Analysis (7:30 p.m. ET)

The Falcons’ offseason came to a head this weekend with the latest buzz surrounding a feud between superstar point guard Trae Young and head coach Nate McMillan — which involved Young in Friday’s win over the Nuggets. from reports about

He is expected to play Monday, but will be without teammates John Collins (ankle) and De’Andre Hunter (hip) after losing three of their last five games. this is a heavy blow for the team. Atlanta has won its last two, but so has Oklahoma City, which had a big win over the Timberwolves before that.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is back to his MVP ways, averaging 31.2 points over the last six games and marking the Thunder as road underdogs with an 8-2 ATS record. Don’t be surprised if it comes down to the wire.

Hawks and Thunder pick: Thunder +6.5 (BetMGM)

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Mavericks vs. Suns Prediction & Analysis (8:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV)

There’s no getting around it: The Suns’ Friday home loss to the Rockets (+11.5) was one of the worst by any team all year. So that seems like an overreaction to one result and the infamous playoff clash between these teams that ended last season.

In fact, Phoenix has been sensational lately, winning seven of their last eight games (5-3 ATS) and beating the Spurs by 38 points in their last outing. Devin Booker, in particular, has been nothing short of sensational over the last few games, averaging 39 points on 62.8 percent shooting over the last four games.

Luka Doncic also played at an MVP level, but the Mavericks are still an NBA-worst 6-15-1 ATS, including a miserable 3-8-1 ATS as a home Wolf. Phoenix won for the first time in a thrilling comeback and owns the league’s second-best net rating (+8.4) all season, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see another clear win here.

Mavericks vs. Suns picks: Sun +3.5 (BetMGM)

Warriors vs. Pacers Predictions & Analysis (10 p.m. ET)

When betting on or against the reigning champions, it’s often as simple as checking one thing: are they at home?

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It’s obviously a drop off, but it’s very beneficial for the Warriors, who are 9-2 ATS at home and a league-worst 2-10 ATS. Golden State is outscoring opponents by 11.4 points per game at Chase Center and has won by double digits in five of its last six home games after Saturday’s 19-point victory over Houston. .

I’d expect the same to happen against the Pacers, who have dropped at least 16 points in three straight games and are without superstar point guard Tyrese Haliburton (fat) for Monday’s contest. The Dubs have won their last two as double-digit favorites by a combined 36 points and will have to make quick work of Indiana here.

Warriors vs. Pacers pick: Warriors -11.5 (BetMGM)

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