The Atlanta Hawks invade the Paycom Center to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Hawks have been in fine form as they’ve won seven of their past 10 games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after beating the Pacers in a 132-123 road win on Monday. Bogdan Bogdanovic led the team with 29 points, Kevin Huerter and Clint Capela each scored 22 points while Trae Young tallied 14 points with 16 assists. As a team, the Hawks shot a healthy 54 percent from the field and 17 of 35 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Pacers from the start and exploded for 44 points in the first quarter to build an early 18-point lead which kept them in front right till the end.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been in a major slump as they’ve lost 11 of their last 13 games overall, but they will be eager to stay hot in this one after outlasting the Trail Blazers in a 134-131 overtime road win on Monday. Isaiah Roby led the team with 30 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Aaron Wiggins added 28 points with six assists while Theo Maledon tallied 23 points with 10 rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Thunder shot 53 percent from the field and a sizzling 20 of 45 from the 3-point line as they closed the fourth quarter on a 10-2 run in the final 2:30 to force overtime where they edged out the Trail Blazers.
Looking at the betting trends, the Hawks are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a losing record, 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Thunder are 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 44-21-4 ATS in their last 69 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings overall, the Hawks are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Oklahoma City and the Hawks are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Hawks are again without John Collins while De’Andre Hunter and Danilo Gallinari are both listed as day to day. The Thunder are missing a laundry list of players including Darius Bazley, Derrick Favors and Josh Giddey. The Hwaks are clearly the team in better form and they have more at stake given that they’re jostling for playoff positioning, while the Thunder are just playing out the rest of the season. The line is a little hefty for a road team, but the Hawks are currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with not many games left to play, so I’ll take them to win big in this spot.
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