Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction 2/29/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (26-32) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (22-36) on Thursday, February 29th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on YES. The Hawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jazz. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Jazz, Jalen Johnson was the top scorer for Atlanta, recording 22 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 49.5%. De’Andre Hunter also contributed 20 points as the Hawks won by a score of 124-97 vs. the Jazz.

When facing other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Hawks have gone 15-24 and are 11-8 against non-conference opponents. Overall, the Hawks are 26-32 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

The Hawks have successfully covered the spread in their last two games and hold an overall ATS record of 19-39. Atlanta has gone 11-22 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 8-17 when playing as underdogs.

The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Nets’ most recent game versus the Magic saw Dennis Schröder lead the Nets with 15 points while shooting 6/10 from the field. Trendon Watford put up 14 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Brooklyn ended up losing the game with a final score of 108-81.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Hawks, the Nets are 22-36 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. Against Eastern Conference teams, the Nets are 14-19 compared to 8-17 in non-conference action.

Brooklyn’s ATS record sits below .500 (25-30). This season, Brooklyn has a 11-7 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 14-23 as underdogs.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

The Hawks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 121.2 points per game (4th).

This season, the Hawks are one of the most potent offenses in the NBA, averaging 121.2 points per game (4th). However, their scoring has been slightly lower on the road at 118.4 points per game (6th).

Atlanta is one of the top teams in terms of pace, ranking 4th in the league with 101.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hawks are 21st at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Atlanta is 6th in made threes per game (13.7) but just 19th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. On the season, the Hawks have made 53% of their two-point attempts (20th).

Nets Offense Breakdown

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In 58 games games, Brooklyn has an average of 111.9 points per game (24th).

Heading into today’s game, the Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.9 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. At home, they have scored 114.0 points per game.

So far this season, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 39.7% of their games. They have also made an average of 13.6 three-pointers per game, which is 8th in the league.

In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 23rd in the NBA at 97.5 possessions per game. When it comes to field goal percentage, the Nets are 28th in the league at 45%.

Hawks Team Defense

At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 122.9 points per game. Most recently, the Hawks’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 97 points to the Jazz.

Nets Team Defense

At present, the Nets’ defense is ranked 16th, allowing 114.8 points per game. Opponents are hitting 53.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.9% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Hawks And Nets

In today’s game, our projections have Dejounte Murray leading the Hawks with 21 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.5 points per game along with 5.3 boards.

On the other side, Mikal Bridges is our projected leading scorer for the Nets. We have him ending the game with a team-high 17 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 44.5%, and he is contributing 21.1 points per game on average.

Hawks vs Nets Trends

  • Atlanta has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 122. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Brooklyn has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 92 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Nets struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Hawks vs Nets Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Hawks vs. Nets matchup, we’re leaning towards the Hawks at +1.5. Although our projections show the Nets winning 105-104, we suggest placing your bet on the Hawks for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 224.5 and our model has the Hawks and Nets finishing with a combined 209 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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