The Oklahoma City Thunder (26-19) host the Atlanta Hawks (11-34) Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for shortly after 8 p.m. ET. We analyze the Hawks-Thunder sports betting odds and lines, with NBA betting advice and tips around the matchup.
Hawks at Thunder: Key Injuries
- SG DeAndre’ Bembry (personal) out
- SF Charles Brown Jr. (back) probable
- C Alex Len (back) probable
- PF Jabari Parker (shoulder) out
- PF Chandler Parsons (concussion) out
- PG Trae Young (thigh) questionable
- SG Evan Turner (hamstring) out
- C Steven Adams (ankle) questionable
- SG Terrance Ferguson (personal) out
- SG Abdel Nader (ankle) out
- SG Andre Roberson (knee) out
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Hawks at Thunder: Odds, lines, picks and betting tips
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Thunder 115, Hawks 94
The Thunder (-589) are the second-biggest moneyline favorites on Friday’s NBA slate as they take on an injury-ravaged Hawks (+425) side. Atlanta is already last in the Eastern Conference and ill-prepared to handle multiple injuries for any length of time. The Hawks did pull off a 102-95 upset of the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, but they had previously lost six of eight games and are just 5-18 on the road for the season.
The Thunder have won three straight games, last beating the Orlando Magic 120-114 Wednesday. They’re 6-4 across their last 10 contests and 14-9 at home this season.
Oklahoma City is the easy choice Friday, but AVOID placing a bet on the chalky moneyline odds. A $10 bet returns a profit of just $1.70.
Line/Against the Spread (ATS)
Get action on the THUNDER (-10.5, -115) by backing them to win by at least 11 points. They’re 30-15 against the spread overall and 13-10 on home court, while the Hawks are 21-24 ATS overall and just 8-15 on the road. Both teams last played Wednesday, and the Hawks are just 9-15 ATS when playing on equal rest as their opponent. The Thunder are 16-9 ATS in those situations.
Back the UNDER 226.5 (-129). The Thunder average 109.9 points per game and they’ll be able to top that figure against the depleted Hawks lineup, but Atlanta is unlikely to fill its share of the projected point total. Siding with the Thunder to win in blowout fashion, the Under is the suitable complementary play.
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