Thunder Look To Extend Steak In A Betting Matchup Against The Hawks


The Oklahoma City Thunder will be on the road this Wednesday night, December 19, as they head to the state of Georgia for a betting matchup against the Atlanta Hawks that is set to take place at the Philips Arena, with tip off schedule for 7:35 PM EST. The Oddsmakers have set the line to the advantage of the visiting team in this contest, listing the Thunder as a -6 1/2 point favorite, while posting the over/under total at 198 1/2 points. The Thunder enter play tonight as the hottest team in the NBA, as they are currently riding an 11-game winning streak, which has pushed their straight up record to 20-4 on the season. OKC also owns a 5-2-1 against the spread record on the road this season and are 14-8-1 as an ATS favorite. The Hawks are 15-7 on the season and trail the Miami Heat by just one game for top honors in the Southeast Division. However, against the spread, especially at home, the Hawks are terrible. They are only 3-8-1 ATS home this season, which is tied for worst in the NBA. As a puppy, they are a modest 4-4 this season. Betting Trends The Thunder are 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games played on the road. They have also gone over the posted total in four of their last five road games. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five against teams in the Western Conference and a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six versus teams in the Northwest Division. They have gone over the posted total in five consecutive games played at home. Prediction The Thunder will push their winning streak to 12 games tonight and also cover the spread with a big win over the Hawks. Thunder -6 1/2 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to