The Brooklyn Nets (10-9) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (9-10) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in State Farm Arena and televised on BSSE. The Nets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Magic. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Nets vs Hawks
The Nets Are Coming Off A Win
Mikal Bridges scored 42 for Brooklyn against the Magic which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 50.5%. As the Nets secured the victory with a final score of 129-101, Spencer Dinwiddie also chipped in with 22 points.
Heading into today’s matchup with the Hawks, the Nets are looking to add to their above .500 record of 10-9. When playing on the road, the Nets have a 3-4 record this season, compared to going 7-5 at home.
Brooklyn comes in with an overall ATS record of 14-4 so far this season. During this season, Brooklyn has a 7-1 record against the spread as favorites and 7-3 as underdogs.
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Hawks’ most recent matchup against the Bucks saw Trae Young lead the Hawks with 32 points while shooting 13/28 from the field. Dejounte Murray added 30 points, but unfortunately, Atlanta was defeated in the game with a score of 132-121.
The Hawks come in with an overall record of 9-10 and are 2-3 in their last five games. As of now, they are 10th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Southeast Division.
Atlanta arrives with an ATS record of 5-14 for the season up to this point. In their last four road games, Atlanta has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 4-7 on the road as opposed to 1-7 at home.
Nets Offense Breakdown
The Brooklyn offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 8th ranked offense at 116.7 points per game. So far, the Nets are averaging 97.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key reason behind the team’s overall offensive success is their ability to knock down the 3-point shot. Despite their slow style of play, their 3-point shooting percentage of 39% has help make up for fewer opportunites.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 2nd ranked unit in the NBA, at 123.2 points per contest. So far, Atlanta is averaging 102.1 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. So far, the team has been able to rank well on offense, even though their up-tempo style of play has not translated into inside scoring. Currently, Atlanta is just 13th in 2-point field goal makes per game.
Nets Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Nets’ defense is giving up an average of 114.0 points per contest.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Nets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.2% while allowing 36.1% from downtown.
Hawks Team Defense
Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 122.8 points per game (27th).
On two point field goal attempts, the Hawks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 58.9% and allowing 37.5% from beyond the arc.
Key Players For The Nets And Hawks
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Mikal Bridges as the primary point contributor for the Nets, finishing with 16 points while maintaining a 6/12 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.8 points per game, along with 6.2 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Trae Young as the leading scorer for the Hawks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 19 while also collecting 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 40.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27.1 points per game.
Nets vs Hawks Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 114 points per game.
- Through their last five home contests, the Hawks offense has averaged 120 points per game while allowing an average of 123. Atlanta posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 1-4 ATS.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
- Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Hawks have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-4.
In this Hawks vs. Hawks matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Nets at +4. While we project the Hawks to win 112-110, our recommendation is to bet on the Nets for the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 242.5 and given that our model is projecting 222 points between the teams, we like the under.
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