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Thunder vs Hawks NBA Game Preview

Oklahoma City ThunderAtlanta Hawks
Dec 19, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks Odds


Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Hawks try to run the Thunder off the court at Philips Arena in pro hoops action.

The Hawks sit at 15-7 (9-12-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Thunder are currently 20-4 (14-8-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Atlanta is 11-10-1 OU, and Oklahoma City is 12-11-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Hawks in this one, they were listed earlier as 5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 198 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Thunder odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 15 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Thunder sit at No. 4. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 108-101 win for the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 13-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.3 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 45.4% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (48.7% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 96.1 points per game when playing on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring on their home court.

The Thunder were a 107-93 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of UNDER bettors. San Antonio was victimized for 25 points and 17 rebounds by Serge Ibaka as the Thunder defeated the Spurs 107-93 in NBA action on Monday.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 100-95 winner as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta got 24 points from Lou Williams en route to a 100-95 victory over Washington on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Thunder at Hawks trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 13 games

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Minnesota, Thursday, December 20
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Friday, December 21