Brooklyn Nets visit Atlanta to do Battle with the Hawks
With both offenses being among the best in the NBA, this game should be entertaining. On one side, you have the Brooklyn Nets, ranking eighth in the Eastern Conference. The Nets have a roster with two of the best players in the NBA. Both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are cleared to play in this Saturday night match-up. So, can they easily take down the Hawks on the road?
As the home team, the Hawks have a slight advantage over the Brooklyn Nets. However, they recently lost 122-101 to the Detroit Pistons. This kind of inconsistency is what we’re worried about as they face the Nets. Trae Young versus Kyrie Irving will be a key match to watch in this game. Both guards are vital to the success their teams will have when Saturday’s game starts.
Game Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks, April 2
Watching Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving against the Hawks is definitely going to be a fun game. The Hawks also have a high-scoring offense, making this one a battle of who can score the most. Brooklyn averages 112.19 points per game, ranking 9th overall in the NBA. Their defense, however, ranks 19th in the NBA, allowing 111.91 ppg, this could be a problem.
The Atlanta Hawks’ defense is worse than the Nets is, allowing 112.22 points per game. Though their offense is great, their defense lacks the intensity to slow teams down. In this game, they face two of the best scorers in the NBA. Not long ago, Kyrie Irving had a 60-point night against the Orlando Magic. There’s a chance he could have another big game against the Hawks here.
Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks Betting Prediction
Between these two teams, the Nets are clearly the better pick. When they last played, the Nets were on the road, dealing with injuries, and won, 113-105. This time, they’re back at full strength and have both Irving and Durant to rely on. Look for the Nets to win this game handily and move up in the Eastern Conference. We also expect both Durant and Irving to have incredible games.
The Nets have actually played better on the road than they have at home this season. Part of that is due to a mandate keeping Irving from playing in New York. However, that isn’t important in this game because they’re on the road against Atlanta. At the time of writing, Brooklyn is 22-15-2 against the spread on the road. They’re 8-2 in their last ten games against Atlanta.
In terms of the under or over, we’d suggest taking the over because of these defenses. Each of these teams allows over 110 points per game, which leads us towards the over. In three of Atlanta’s last four games, the total has gone over.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.