The Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City Thunder will meet up on this Sunday evening, November 4 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, with a schedule tip off at 7:00 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers have listed the home team as a -9 1/2 point favorite, while posting an over/under total at 198 1/2.
The Hawks kicked off their season with a 109-102 loss this past Friday night against the Houston Rockets. Tonight, they will be gunning for their first win of the season, but will have to do it against a quality home team in the OKC Thunder.
Atlanta have covered 7 of their last 8 games played on the road, and 6 of their last 8 against teams in the Western Conference. They have gone over the posted total in 16 of their last 21 games overall, and 6 of their last 8 against the Northwest Division.
The Thunder are 1-1 after two games in the early going, but are now a team without flamboyant sixth-man James Harden, who was traded to the Houston Rockets less than a week ago. The Thunder have to realize the show must go on and cannot get caught up in the emotional loss of Harden.
OKC is a superb 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games played at home, and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games played on a Sunday. They have gone over the posted total in 3 of their last 5 games played at home, and 3 of their last 5 against the Eastern Conference.
If you are looking to make a play on this contest, the -9 1/2 should not scare you if you want to lay the chalk with the Thunder. I expect Kevin Durant and company to easily win this one by double-digits.
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