15* NBA Monday PLAY OF THE DAY on New Jersey Nets +6
Atlanta vs. New Jersey,
01/09/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 106 - 101
Point Spread: +6/-110 New Jersey
The New Jersey Nets should not be catching six points at home against the Atlanta Hawks tonight. New Jersey is showing their best value of the season with this spread. They are a bit undervalued right now due to their slow 2-7 start.
A big reason for the Nets' struggles in the early going has been injuries. But this team has started to get healthier of late with both PG Deron Williams and F Kris Humphries recently returning from injuries. These are their two best players, so having them on the floor is obviously very important.
Atlanta is off to a 6-3 start, so they are a bit overvalued right now. The Hawks have also covered four of their last five, which has given them some extra respect from oddsmakers. Atlanta is going to be without starting F Marvin Williams in this game due to an ankle injury. It's clear that the value in this game is with the big home dog.
The home team is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in this series. New Jersey is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home meetings with Atlanta. The Hawks are 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games following two or more consecutive wins. Take the Nets Monday.