Nets vs. Hawks Odds & Predictions

by | Apr 2, 2022 | nba

Brooklyn Nets (40-37 SU, 30-45-2 ATS) vs. Atlanta Hawks (40-37 SU, 34-43-0 ATS)
When: Saturday April 02 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: YES

Point Spread: BRO -2.5/ATL +2.5 (Opened BRO -2 Bovada)
Total: 241 (Opened at 242)
Money Line: Brooklyn Nets -134/Atlanta Hawks 111
Power Rating: BRO -3

Probable Starting Lineups

Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving, SG Seth Curry Q, SF Bruce Brown Q, PF Kevin Durant, C Andre Drummond
Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young P, SG Kevin Huerter, SF De’Andre Hunter, PF Danilo Gallinari, C Clint Capela

Key Injuries

Brooklyn Nets Bruce Brown: Illness (QUESTIONABLE) Seth Curry: Ankle (QUESTIONABLE) Ben Simmons: Back (OUT) Joe Harris: Ankle (OUT)

Atlanta Hawks Jalen Johnson: Concussion (OUT) Lou Williams: Lower Body (PROBABLE) Trae Young: Groin (PROBABLE) John Collins: Foot (OUT)

The Atlanta Hawks host the Brooklyn Nets in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the State Farm Arena.

Recent Form

The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 40-37, placing them 9th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Brooklyn is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 23-16. Over the Nets’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. During this stretch, Brooklyn is averaging 118.0 points per game, 6.0 points more than their season average of 112.5. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. A key reason for Brooklyn’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 118.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 112.2. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, the team fell to Milwaukee by a score of 120-119.

The Atlanta Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 40-37, placing them 10nd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Atlanta is above .500 at home, holding a record of 25-14. The Hawks have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Atlanta is averaging 124.0 points per game, 10.0 points more than their season average of 113.7. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. Even though the Hawks have been adding to the win column, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 116.0 points per game, up from Atlanta’s usual rate of 112.4. In the Atlanta Hawks’ most recent game, Atlanta took down Cleveland by a score of 131-107.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Brooklyn travels to take on the Atlanta Hawks, the Nets’ leading scorer is Kevin Durant. Through 50 games, Durant is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 44.0% of his games. As Durant gets set to take on the Hawks, he could be in line for a big game as Atlanta is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 51.67% of their games. This figure places them 23rd among NBA defenses. On the other side, Trae Young leads the Hawks in scoring, averaging 28 points across his 71 games. Throughout the season, Young has outscored his season average in 49.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Young will need to do so against a Nets defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 44.83%. This figure is good for a rank of 10th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

The Hawks come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 112.7 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Atlanta is winning at a rate of 66%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 13.0 points. On the other side, the Nets hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 13 games as the better defensive team, picking up 8 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, Brooklyn picked up a 113-105 win.

How the Public is Betting the Nets vs Hawks

67% are betting the Nets against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 241.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite.
  • Nets are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 road games.
  • Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Hawks are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

In what could be an eventual matchup in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament, the Brooklyn Nets travel to take on the Atlanta Hawks. However, the winner of tonight’s game will have the leg up for the 8th seed and home-court advantage in the first play-in game. Even though Atlanta has won 4 straight contests, the Nets enter as 2.5 point favorites. In what should be a high-scoring game, look for Brooklyn to pick up the win and cover the spread, as the absence of John Collins will hurt Atlanta on the defensive end of the floor.