Hawks vs. Thunder NBA Odds & Picks: Big Money Backing Road Dogs in OKC

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  • The line for the Hawks' visit to take on the Thunder moved quickly.
  • Atlanta moved from -3.5 to -5, and the smart money is backing it for a road cover.
  • Michael Walton breaks down where the action is on Friday in Oklahoma City.

NBA Odds: Hawks vs. Thunder 

Hawks Odds -5.5
Thunder Odds +5.5
Over/Under 227.5
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The Hawks take on a Thunder team coming in with a bit of confidence on Friday night. Oklahoma City is on the back half of a four-game homestand that has seen them split a pair of games with the Heat and Spurs.

In Oklahoma City’s three-point win over San Antonio, guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander dropped a career-high 42 points. He will have a favorable matchup on Friday with an Atlanta team that will present mismatches elsewhere when they inevitably try different defenders on him.

Atlanta has won three of their last five, and are looking for back-to-back wins following an impressive win over the Celtics on Feb. 24. Our PRO Report suggests the Hawks may have the advantage on Friday night.

NBA Picks: Hawks vs. Thunder

Sharp Action

The line for Hawks Thunder in Oklahoma City opened at Hawks -3.5 before it was pushed up to -5.

Since this morning, there have been three Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Atlanta, signaling the sharp action on the Hawks.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 45% Hawks bettors have generated 93% of the money wagered on Friday’s matchup in Oklahoma City. This 48% difference in money wagered vs. tickets is an indicator of sharp action on Atlanta.

PRO Systems

As alluded to above, Friday night’s Hawks-Thunder matchup fits neatly into our NBA Tickets vs Money  PRO System, which has a 56% win rate and 9% Return On Investment (ROI) since 2015.

PRO Report Pick: Hawks -5.5 (-110)

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