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Hawks vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets
  • Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
  • Date: Friday, March 31st
  • Betting Odds ATL -1.0, ATL -104 | BKN -116 O/U 242.5

The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 38-38. So far, the team has gone 34-41-1 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

The Hawks are coming off a 120-118 win over the Cavaliers. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 2 point favorites. The Hawks made things more interesting than they hoped, as they gave back some of their 8 point halftime lead, by being outscored in the 2nd half. In the win, Dejounte Murray led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.

So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 41-35, while going 39-36-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

Brooklyn is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Rockets. Going into the game, they were 10 point favorites against the spread. Their 123-114 victory was not enough to cover. Even though Brooklyn did not immediately put a dent in their halftime deficit as they trailed by 1 points heading into 4th, they still managed to come out on top. In the win, Cameron Johnson led the team in scoring with 31 points on a field goal percentage of 61.1%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent game between the two teams, the Nets picked up a 120-116 win over the Hawks. However, heading into the game, Brooklyn was favored to win by 7.5 points, giving the Hawks and ATS victory. So far this season, the Nets have a record of 2-1 vs the Hawks. Similar to their season-long average, the Hawks averaged 111.67 points per game vs the Nets. Similar to the Hawks, the Nets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Atlanta, the team averaged 115.0 points per game. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Hawks and Nets have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just -1 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-2 ATS record for Atlanta. Over the course of these games, they averaged 231 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Atlanta offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 118.0 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. Atlanta appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.

Defensively, Atlanta has had its problems giving up an average of 112.38 points per game (21st).

Point-Guard Trae Young currently leads the Hawks at 26.5 points per game. For the season, he is 8th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Young is averaging 3.0 boards and 10.0 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 6th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dejounte Murray enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 69 games, he is averaging 20.5 and is 99th in the league in player efficiency rating.

For the season, the Nets offensive unit is ranked just 18th in scoring at 113.5 points per contest. So far, the Nets are averaging 97.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Although the Nets have a current effective field goal percentage of 56.4%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.

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 Mikal Bridges and Spencer Dinwiddie who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 77 games, Bridges is 58th in the NBA at 19.8 points per game. So far, him and Dinwiddie have accounted for 33% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 37.400000000000006 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Spencer Dinwiddie is grabbing 3.4 rebounds for Brooklyn to go along with 6.1 assists.

Hawks vs Nets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Nets -1
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 242.5