Basketball betting odds have the Atlanta Hawks heavily favored against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.
The Hawks are in the midst of a long 9-game homestand as NBA betting information tells us, playing their 6th game. They should not have much trouble against the Thunder in this basketball betting matchup.
Basketball betting has been pretty successful this season on the Hawks who look like a playoff team in the Eastern Conference. Joe Johnson leads the team in scoring as basketball betting stats show but it is the defense that normally wins games for Atlanta. The Hawks have been in the Top 10 in defense most of the season as NBA betting stats show.
Oklahoma City and Atlanta met last month in Oklahoma City and the Hawks won 89-85 but they did not cover the 4.5 point NBA betting number. That is the only time the teams have met since the Thunder moved from Seattle as the basketball betting schedule shows. In past seasons the Sonics had done well against the Hawks winning 8 of the last 9 games and covering eight of those nine against the basketball betting pointspread.
The Hawks are considered one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference this season by basketball betting experts while the Thunder are on pace to be one of the worst teams in NBA history. The Thunder rank right near the bottom on both offense and defense in the league as basketball betting stats show. Kevin Durant is about their only offensive threat as basketball betting stats indicate.
There is some hope for you if you are considering the Thunder in basketball betting. Despite rotten numbers on offense and defense, the Thunder have held their own against the NBA betting pointspread as they have been over the .500 mark for much of the year. They are not an automatic go-against as most people might believe.
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