The Atlanta Hawks visit Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday evening. The Hawks are 13-12 overall, though Atlanta has lost five of the last seven games. Brooklyn is 14-12 overall and 4-1 in the last five games. The Nets are also 9-5 at home this season. Dejounte Murray (ankle) and John Collins (ankle) are out for Atlanta, with De'Andre Hunter (hip) listed as questionable. Yuta Watanabe (hamstring) is out for Brooklyn.
Caesars Sportsbook lists Brooklyn as a 7.5-point home favorite, and tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 230 in the latest Hawks vs. Nets odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the Nets vs. Hawks match-up, be sure to 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 Nets vs. Hawks and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines and trends for Hawks vs. Nets:
- Nets vs. Hawks spread: Nets -7.5
- Nets vs. Hawks over/under: 230 points
- Nets vs. Hawks money line: Nets -305, Hawks +240
- ATL: The Hawks are 4-7-1 against the spread in road games
- BKN: The Nets are 5-8-1 against the spread in home games
- Nets vs. Hawks picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Hawks can cover
Atlanta is led by a dynamic creator in Trae Young, who is averaging more than 27 points and nine assists per game. The Hawks lead the NBA in turnover avoidance, giving the ball away on only 13% of possessions, and Atlanta is also shooting 81.9% at the free throw line. The Hawks secure an offensive rebound on 28.8% of missed shots, and the Nets are very poor on the defensive glass with a 68.2% defensive rebound rate. Brooklyn is also in the bottom five of the NBA in 3-point accuracy allowed (37.6%) and free throw attempts allowed.
On defense, the Hawks are above-average in overall efficiency, giving up only 111.3 points per 100 possessions. Opponents are shooting only 33.7% from 3-point range against Atlanta, and the Hawks are forcing more than 15 turnovers per game. Brooklyn is dead-last in the NBA in offensive rebound rate (22.0%) and second-chance points (10.2 per game), with a bottom-five mark in free throw creation.
Why the Nets can cover
Brooklyn excels on offense, including more than 1.14 points per possession over the last 10 games. The Nets are in the top three of the NBA in true shooting percentage and field goal percentage, and Brooklyn is generally hard to stop. From there, the Nets have clear strengths on the defensive end, including the league's No. 1 marks in 2-point accuracy allowed (49.0%) and blocked shots (7.2 per game).
The Nets are No. 2 in the league with opponents shooting 44.7% from the field, and Brooklyn is in the top six of the NBA in points allowed in the paint (46.5 per game) and assists allowed (23.0 per game). Atlanta is short-handed from an injury standpoint, and the Hawks rank No. 26 or worse in free throw attempts, 3-pointers per game, and 3-point accuracy this season.
How to make Hawks vs. Nets picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting 240 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time. You can only see the model's NBA picks at SportsLine.
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