Eastern Conference rivals match up when the Atlanta Hawks (38-38) go on the road to play the Brooklyn Nets (41-35) on Friday evening. This will be the final regular season affair between these clubs, with Atlanta securing a 129-127 win over Brooklyn on Feb. 23, however, the Nets lead the season series 2-1. The Hawks are sitting in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference standings, meanwhile, Brooklyn is the sixth seed. De'Andre Hunter (knee) is out for Atlanta, while Ben Simmons (back) has been ruled out for the season by Brooklyn.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Caesars Sportsbook lists Atlanta as a 1.5-point favorite in the latest Hawks vs. Nets odds. The over/under for total points is 240.5. Before making any Nets vs. Hawks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Hawks vs. Nets and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the NBA lines and trends for Nets vs. Hawks:

  • Hawks vs. Nets spread: Atlanta -1.5
  • Hawks vs. Nets Over-Under: 240.5 points
  • Hawks vs. Nets money line: Atlanta -125, Brooklyn +105
  • ATL: Hawks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Friday games
  • BK: Nets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 day of rest
  • Hawks vs. Nets picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Hawks can cover 

Guard Trae Young is an exceptional perimeter shooter who owns superb court vision as a facilitator. Young does a great job sizing up defenders and penetrating the lane to either score or bump the ball off. The Oklahoma product ranks third in the NBA in assists (10) and 11th in scoring (26.5). He's dished out at least 10 assists in four of his last seven games, including on March 26 against the Memphis Grizzlies, when Young dropped 28 points with 10 dimes.

Guard Dejounte Murray is an extremely athletic playmaker with tremendous awareness and instincts that allow him to play freely on both ends of the floor. The Washington product leads the squad in steals (1.5) with 20.5 points and 6.1 assists per contest. In his last outing, Murray notched 29 points, four rebounds, and five assists.

Why the Nets can cover

Forward Cameron Johnson is a skilled swingman on the perimeter with a long frame. Johnson has a smooth jumper both off the dribble and as a catch-and-shoot option. The North Carolina product averages 15.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and knocks down 36% of his 3-point attempts. In his last game against the Houston Rockets, Johnson had 31 points, seven rebounds, and made five 3-pointers.

Forward Royce O'Neale is a solid two-way threat. O'Neale is always cutting and slashing to the rim for high-percentage looks. The Baylor product also has a reliable jumper on the outside. He averages 8.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. On March 23 versus the Cleveland Cavaliers, O'Neale tallied 12 points, eight rebounds, and two 3-pointers. 

How to make Hawks vs. Nets picks

SportsLine has simulated Nets vs. Hawks, and the model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 243 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who Hawks vs. Nets? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.