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NBA odds preview - Hawks vs. Thunder

Atlanta HawksOklahoma City Thunder
23-20January 27, 2014, 08:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena35-10

The Thunder will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hawks tip off at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday in NBA play.

The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 23-20 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Thunder are 27-18 ATS. Atlanta is 25-17-1 against the total, while Oklahoma City is 21-24 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Thunder in this one found them as -11-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 205.5 at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Thunder and the No. 10-ranked Hawks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 101-95 result in favor of the Thunder.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 112-87 winner as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Hawks covered in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta cruised to victory on Saturday, running Milwaukee out of the gym and running up a 112-87 score at Bradley Center.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 103-91 result against the 76ers on January 25. The Thunder covered in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Philadelphia was victimized by Kevin Durant for 32 points as the Thunder defeated the 76ers 103-91 in NBA action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 105.31 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 17 at 101.05 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.09% so far, more than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.02% per game.

Next up:
Atlanta home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 29th
Oklahoma City at Miami, Wednesday, January 29th