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Hawks Have Been Terrible on Short Rest

Atlanta has not seen much success over the Thunder in recent years but the team the Hawks will face tonight is a much different one than the squad that was led by Kevin Durant. These teams had their first of two contests a couple of weeks ago in Atlanta and the Thunder squeaked out of town with a three-point victory.

SHARK BITES
  • The Hawks are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against the Thunder.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Thunder's last 7 games.
  • The Hawks are 2-10 SU and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games with 1 day off between games.

The Hawks seemed to be getting back on track when they beat the Raptors for their third win in four games after dropping 10 of 11 but stumbled against the Hornets on Saturday in a bout they were favored to win. Atlanta has been the picture of inconsistency this season and has been horrendous on short rest. Dwight Howard and the Hawks opened as 3.5-point dogs but that spread does not seem big enough to warrant a wager on Atlanta.

A bet that’s been pretty close to a lock in OKC games of late is the UNDER. Both these teams have actually posted more UNDERs than OVERs so it’s not a stretch to think this game will stay below its total tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oklahoma City Thunder opened as -3.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 211 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 109-107 win for the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder currently sport a record of 16-11, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-14 ATS. The Atlanta Hawks are 13-14 and 12-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 10-13-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hawks have gone 9-15 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Thunder - Hawks betting odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power rankings. Oklahoma City is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Atlanta Hawks sit at No. 28.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Atlanta Hawks rank No. 5 in the league with 45.44 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City's No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA's No. 21-ranked team at 8.37 per game, while the Atlanta Hawks rate No. 18 with 8.63 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee was victimized by Dennis Schroder for 33 points as the Hawks defeated the Bucks 114-110 in NBA action on Friday.

The Thunder got a 37-point performance from Russell Westbrook as Oklahoma City handed Boston a 99-96 defeat on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Atlanta is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Atlanta's last 18 games
  • Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Minnesota, Wednesday, December 21st
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, Wednesday, December 21st

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