|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NBABasketball betting odds for Thanksgiving night feature a TNT-TV basketball betting doubleheader as Atlanta hosts Orlando and Utah hosts Chicago. Basketball betting odds handicappers will have a basketball betting matchup of the top two teams in the Southeast Division from Atlanta where the Hawks have been the hottest team on the board.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the basketball betting odds in 11 out of their first 14 basketball betting matchups while also going 11-3 straight up. Orlando had a NBA betting record of 10-3 straight up and 8-5 with the basketball betting odds. The Magic are the defending Eastern Conference champions and are again a favorite with the basketball betting odds to return to the NBA Finals.
Orlando was 4-2 with the basketball betting odds on the road and went under the total in 5 out of those 6 away games. The Magic had the 5th ranked defense in the NBA and were led by superstar center Dwight Howard, who was averaging 17.4 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks were 6-1 with the basketball betting odds at home and went over the total in 6 of those games. Atlanta is the opposite of Orlando in that they are an offensive oriented team that ranked 5th in the NBA for team scoring. Joe Johnson led their attack with 22.6 points per game.
Orlando has covered the basketball betting odds in their last 3 matchups with Atlanta. The Chicago Bulls stumbled out of the gate with the basketball betting odds as they were 6-6 straight up and 4-8 against the spread. The Bulls went under the total in 9 out of those 12 games. The Bulls were struggling on offense as they ranked 27th in the NBA for team scoring.
The Utah Jazz were 7-6 straight up and 6-7 against the spread. The Jazz went over the total in 8 out of those 13 games. Carlos Boozer led the Utah attack with 18.3 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game.Chicago has gotten the cash in their last 4 consecutive meetings against Utah and the teams have gone over the total just once in their last 6 meetings.