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NBA Betting News and Notes Wednesday December, 19

NBA Betting News and Notes Wednesday December, 19

Wednesday Tips
By Kevin Rogers

The theme of Wednesday's NBA card is simple: revenge. Seven games involve teams playing for at least the second time this season, including five non-divisional battles. We'll take a look at four of these matchups, leading off with the showdown of the Empire State in Manhattan.

Nets at Knicks

New York tries to shake off its first home loss of the season on Monday to Houston, as the Knicks and Nets hook up for the third time. Carmelo Anthony sat out his second straight game with an ankle injury, as the Knicks' All-Star is listed as questionable for Wednesday. The Nets have split a pair of games with their rivals so far this season, but this will be the first meeting at Madison Square Garden.

Jason Kidd burned his former team with a late three-pointer in a 100-97 victory by New York at Barclays Center on December 11, but the Nets cashed as 3 ½-point home underdogs. The Knicks were able to avenge an earlier overtime setback at Brooklyn on November 26, as New York fell, 96-89, cashing the 'under' of 193.

The Nets are playing with no rest following Tuesday's two-point loss to the Jazz, as Avery Johnson's team is 2-3 SU/ATS when playing on the second of a back-to-back. The Knicks own a 3-0 SU/ATS record at home coming off a loss, while hitting the 'over' each of the last two times in this situation.

Thunder at Hawks
Oklahoma City is the hottest team in the league with 11 consecutive victories, as the Thunder attempts to win its seventh road game in eight tries. The Hawks return home after Tuesday's contest at Washington, as Atlanta has cleaned up against most of the league's garbage.

Larry Drew's club owns eight wins over the Bobcats, Magic, and Wizards, but the Hawks have beaten the Grizzlies and Thunder on the road. Playing without Josh Smith on November 4, Atlanta rallied for a 104-95 triumph as nine-point 'dogs at Oklahoma City. The Hawks are listed as a home 'dog for the third time this season, falling to the Heat on November 9, while beating the Clippers on November 24.

The Thunder has played twice as many road games (8) as home contests (16) this season, as OKC is 6-2 SU/ATS away from Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City bounced back from a 1-2 start by winning 19 of the last 21 games, while eclipsing the 100-point mark in 14 of the previous 15 contests.

Bucks at Grizzlies

Memphis continues to be in the mix as one of the teams to compete with Oklahoma City for greatness atop the Western Conference. The Grizzlies topped the Bulls on Monday in a low-scoring affair, 80-71 to cover as 6 ½-point favorites. The Bucks head to Memphis with no rest following a divisional battle with the Pacers on Tuesday, as Milwaukee has lost all three road games against the Western Conference this season.

The last time the Bucks and Grizzlies met at BMO Harris Bradley Center in early November, Memphis dominated Milwaukee, 108-90. The Grizzlies grabbed a 13-point halftime lead and cruised from there, as Lionel Hollins' club shot a sizzling 53% from the floor. Memphis has won each of the last four meetings with Milwaukee, but only one of those victories came at the FedEx Forum.

The Grizzlies have cashed the 'under' in six of the last eight home contests, as one of those 'overs' came against Phoenix in overtime. Milwaukee started the season with three consecutive road victories, but Scott Skiles' team is just 3-5 SU and 4-4 ATS the last eight games on the highway.

Hornets at Clippers

In one of the biggest upsets of the season, New Orleans went into Staples Center as 13-point underdogs in late November and knocked off Los Angeles, 105-98. The Clippers returned from a four-game road trip and stubbed their toe, as Vinny Del Negro's club is in the same spot after finishing their most recent highway voyage at 4-0 (while winning 10 straight overall).

Los Angeles concluded its away swing with a victory at Detroit, while holding all four opponents to 94 points or less. However, the Clips have hit the 'over' in seven of eight games as a home favorite of at least 8 ½ points this season. Since falling to the Hornets, the Clippers have won five consecutive games at Staples Center, while covering each of the last four.

The Hornets continue their five-game road trip, as New Orleans plays with no rest after Tuesday's affair at Golden State. Monty Williams' team has profited as a road 'dog of at least eight points this season by putting together a 4-2 ATS record, but the Hornets own just two wins away from the Big Easy.

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NBA: Streaks, Tips, Notes 

Oklahoma City Thunder at Atlanta Hawks

Oklahoma City Thunder (20-4, 15-8-1 ATS) off a revenge win over San Antonio Spurs this past Monday set their sight's on avenging another early season loss when they visit Atlanta Hawks (15-7, 10-11-1 ATS) Wednesday. Thunder behind the play of Kevin Durant (27.1), Russell Westbrook (20.8) netting a league best 105.8 per/game and ridding an 11-0 (8-3 ATS) streak that has seen the team score a whopping 109.4 points/game will be tough to topple as they catch Hawks with tired legs having needed overtime to dispose of Wizards in Washington last night. Consider laying the 6.5 points, Thunder are a lucrative 8-4 ATS last twelve laying 3.5 to 8 points on the road, 9-3 ATS off a win by 10 or more points, 7-2 ATS revenging a loss and a profitable 6-2 ATS vs Hawks since relocating from Seattle.

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NBA Point Spreads, Trends and Injuries
By: The Linemakers

There are 11 games on Wednesday night’s NBA schedule, highlighted by the third meeting of the season between the Knicks and Nets. The teams split the first two meetings, both of which were played on Brooklyn, but the Nets covered both times. Also, the OKC Thunder are in Atlanta, where they’ll try to avenge a 104-95 home less dealt to them by the Hawks on Nov. 4.

Here’s a peak at all the action. The lines are from the LVH SuperBook, as of about 11 a.m. PT.

NBA trends:

* The Raptors have covered their past six home games. The Raptors and Pistons have gone OVER the total in six of their past seven games played in Toronto. Toronto is a 2.5-point favorite, with a total of 187, tonight.

* The Nets have only covered two of their past nine games. The Knicks have covered 22 of their last 28 home games. The Nets and Knicks have played UNDER the total in eight of their past 10 meetings in New York. The Knicks are laying 6 at Madison Square Garden; the total is 193.5.

* The Wizards have covered 10 of their past 11 Wednesday games. The Magic have covered four of their past five games following a win. The home team has covered four of the past five meetings between the Magic and Wizards. Orlando is a 7-point favorite at home.

* The Jazz have covered only five of their past 17 road games, but have got the money in five of their past six meetings with the Pacers. The Pacers have covered five of their last six games following a loss. Indiana is -3 at home tonight.

* The Celtics have gone UNDER the total in their past four games when playing the second leg of back-to-back nights. The underdog has covered in eight of the past 11 meetings between the Cavs and Celtics. Boston is an 8.5-point favorite, with a total of 192.

* The Thunder have covered the spread in 11 of their past 15 games, and eight of their past nine at Atlanta. The Hawks have covered their past six games against teams from the Northwest Division. OKC is laying 6 on the road tonight.

* The 76ers have covered the number in only two of their past eight games following a loss. The Rockets have covered nine of their past 11 games against Eastern Conference teams. Houston is -7.5 at home tonight.

* The Bobcats have covered four of their past five Wednesday games. The Suns have covered the number in 12 of their past 16 home games against teams with a losing record. Phoenix is 9-point home chalk.

* The Bucks have covered five of their past six games. The Grizzlies have covered nine of their last 10 games against a team with a winning record. Memphis is -9 at home.

* The Warriors have covered their last six Wednesday games, as well as their past six games coming off a game in which they failed to cover. The UNDER has occurred in 13 of the last 18 meetings between the Kings and Warriors in Sacramento. Golden State is laying 3 on the road, and the total is 199.

* The Clippers have covered six of their past seven games following a win. The Clippers and Hornets have gone OVER the total in their last four meetings. L.A. is a 13.5-point favorite at Staples Center, and tonight’s total is 189.5.

NBA injuries:

* Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani (elbow) is OUT tonight vs. the Pistons.

* Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (tricep) is OUT.

* Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (ankle) is questionable.

* Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (wrist) is probable.

* 76ers guard Jrue Holiday (foot) is questionable.

* Kings guard Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful.

* Kings guard Marcus Thornton (personal) is questionable.

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