Atlanta Hawks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/10/13
Oklahoma City Thunder (15-4) at Atlanta Hawks (11-10)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +4 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks collide tonight as they meet for the first time this season.
The Thunder have won 10 of their last 11 and are coming off their biggest wins of the season, a 118-94 trouncing of the league-leading Pacers. Kevin Durant led the team with a game-high 36 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while Russell Westbrook had 26 points, seven rebounds and 13 assists. As a team, the Thunder shot a ridiculous 61 percent from the field while holding the Pacers to just 40 percent shooting and 37 points in the first half. In fact, the Thunder really eased up in the second half so the final score is actually pretty flattering to the Pacers, because this game was so one sided. With the win, OKC improve to 15-4 on the season and a perfect 10-0 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Hawks have lost five of their last eight, but will be looking for a third straight win tonight after cruising past the Cavaliers by 108-89 back on Friday. Al Horford led seven players in double figures with 22 points, while Paul Millsap added 16 points and 14 rebounds, but the icing on the cake was Kyle Korver who set the NBA record for consecutive games with a three pointer. With the win, Atlanta improve to 11-10 on the season and 7-3 at home where they've won their last three straight.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, while the Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Thunder are 17-5 ATS in the last 22 meetings overall and 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Atlanta.
The Hawks have beaten the Mavericks, Clippers and Cavaliers in their last three home games so they're in decent form, but the Thunder are on another level and have dominated the Hawks in the past so I'm definitely taking the visitors here. Sure, there's always a chance of a letdown game for the Thunder after taking down the best team in the league, but I'm sticking with them all the way.