Check out our free Hawks vs Nets pick and preview for this NBA game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Hawks vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets
  • Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
  • Date: Friday, December 9th
  • Betting Odds BKN -7.5, ATL +245 | BKN -308 O/U 228.5

So far, the Hawks have put together an overall record of 13-12, while going 10-14-1 vs the spread. Today, the Hawks will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of -15.5 points.

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Atlanta is trying to bounce back from a 113-89 loss to the Knicks. Going into this game, the team was 2 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, Atlanta did not outscore the Knicks in a single quarter. In the loss, Trae Young led the team in scoring with 19 points on a field goal percentage of 45.0%.

So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 14-12, while going 11-14-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Brooklyn is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

Brooklyn is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Hornets. Going into the game, they were 10 point favorites against the spread. Their 122-116 victory was not enough to cover. Brooklyn only let the Hornets marginally cut into their 18 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Kyrie Irving, as he contributed 33 points while hitting 58.3% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

Going back to last season, the Nets took the season series 2-1. This mark came while posting a mark of 1-0 as the host team. Similar to their season-long average, the Hawks averaged 111.67 points per game vs the Nets. Just like the Hawks, the Nets maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 115.0 points per game vs Atlanta. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 points per game seperates the teams. Over the course of these games, they averaged 229 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Hawks come into today’s game as the 15th ranked scoring offense at 113.0 points per game. In terms of pace, the Hawks are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.6 possessions per game. The team’s offense could be a candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only do they generate an above-average number of possessions, but they are near the top of the league in made 2-point field goals per game.

On defense, the Hawks will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 21st ranked unit in points allowed per game.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Hawks 2nd leading scorer, Dejounte Murray. In his 25 games, Murray is averaging 20.8 points per game while dishing out 6.2 assists and grabbing 5.4 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Trae Young, who leads the team and is 12th in the NBA at 27.2 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 40.9% of his field goal attempts while taking 23.3% of the team’s shots from the floor.

For the season, the Nets offensive unit is ranked just 20th in scoring at 111.3 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Nets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.8 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Brooklyn offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 25th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.

Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).

This season, the Nets offense has primarily worked through Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 26 games, Durant is 7th in the NBA at 29.8 points per game. So far, him and Irving have accounted for 46% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 54.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Kyrie Irving is grabbing 4.4 rebounds for Brooklyn to go along with 4.6 assists.

Hawks vs Nets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Nets -7.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 228.5

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