At 7:30 ET, the Brooklyn Nets (-124) will host the Atlanta Hawks (+103) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Nets are currently favored by 1.5 points.

Brooklyn (22-36) is 11th in the Eastern Conference, while Atlanta (26-32) is 10th. The over/under line for this game is 224.5 points.


The Pick: Atlanta Hawks +1.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Thursday, February 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 105-104 in favor of the Nets.
  • Our projections have Mikal Bridges finishing with Mikal Bridges points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nets finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.5% and knocking down 11 threes.

Do the Hawks Have What it Takes on the Road?

As the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference, the Hawks are 26-32 this season. In the Southeast Division, they are 3rd. On the road, Atlanta is 11-16 compared to 15-16 at home.

Against the spread, the Hawks have covered in their last two games and have an overall ATS record of 19-39. On the road, they are 9-18 ATS, and their average ATS scoring margin on the road is -3.6 points per game.

For the season, Atlanta has been the underdog in 25 of their 58 games and have gone 7-18 in those games. Their ATS record as the underdog is 8-17, and they have an O/U record of 31-27.

In their last game, the Hawks defeated the Jazz by a score of 124-97. They were favored by 2 points going into the game and covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 238.5.

This season, the average combined scoring total in Hawks games is 244 points. Today’s O/U line of 224.5 is lower than their season average of 240.5. Atlanta has hit the under in their last two games.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 121.2 points per game (4th). However, they have been even better at home, where they are 3rd in the NBA at 123.5 points per game. On the road, they are 6th in scoring at 118.4 points per game.

Atlanta has been an excellent offensive rebounding team this season, leading the league with 13.1 offensive boards per game. In terms of pace, they are 4th in the NBA at 101.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks have been one of the most accurate teams in the league, hitting 36% of their attempts (19th). In terms of overall field goal percentage, Atlanta is 21st in the NBA at 46%.

So far, the Hawks defense is giving up 122.9 points per contest, which has them sitting 29th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. Most recently, the Hawks’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 97 points to the Jazz.

Will Brooklyn Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

The Nets are 13-5 as the favorite this season and are favored by 1.5 points today. As the favorite, they have gone 11-7 against the spread, and they have covered the spread in their last two games as the favorite.

In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are currently in 11th place with a record of 22-36. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 14-19 and 2-8 against teams in their division.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 26-32, and the under has hit in their last five games. Today’s O/U line of 224.5 is lower than their season average of 228 points per game.

In their last game, the Nets lost to the Magic by a score of 108-81. They were 6.5-point underdogs in that game and did not cover the spread. The O/U line for that game was 209.5.

At home, the Nets are averaging 114.0 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. Overall, they are 24th in scoring at 111.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 23rd in the league at 97.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 8th in both made threes per game (13.6) and three-point attempts (37.5). However, they are only shooting 36% from beyond the arc, which is 18th in the NBA.

So far this season, Brooklyn is 28th in field goal percentage at 45%. In terms of free throws, they are 26th in both makes (15.6) and attempts (20.6) per game.

So far, the Nets’ defense is ranked 16th in the league at 114.8 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nets are forcing 12 per game, which is 7th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5.2 per game.