The Brooklyn Nets (15-26), 3-point underdogs, will travel to Philips Arena to clash against the Atlanta Hawks (11-30). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 211 points and it can be seen on YES Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 12, 2018.
Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks ATS Odds
In their last matchup, the Hawks were victorious over the Denver Nuggets, 110-97, while the Nets lost big to the Detroit Pistons, 114-80.
The Hawks made 18 of their 18 free throws (100.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.575 (above their season average of 0.515). Brooklyn, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (14-15; 93.3 percent). Atlanta received a boost from Dennis Schroder, who recorded 19 points and 10 assists. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, meanwhile played a key role for Brooklyn with 15 points and seven rebounds.
It could be a sloppy game for the Brooklyn offense. Brooklyn ranks 21st in the league in ball protection (turnover percentage of 14.7 percent), while the gambling defense of Atlanta forces the most turnovers in the league (16.0 percent).
Of the Nets’ 41 games, 23 have finished under the total. Brooklyn is 25-16 against the spread (ATS), despite being 15-26 straight up (SU).
Hawks games have a slight tendency to finish over the O/U total (48.8 percent). Additionally, Atlanta owns records of 11-30 SU and 22-17-2 ATS.
In the season series between these two teams, the Nets lead two games to one. The two teams combined for 200 points in their most recent game, which was well under the projected point total of 221.5. Brooklyn won 110-90, covering as a 1-point underdog. Brooklyn had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.3 vs. 18.4). Atlanta, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (21-27; 77.8 percent). Schroder was the game’s top overall scorer with 19 points.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Nets, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under
The Hawks rank 21st in blocks per game (4.2) while the Nets rank 28th in blocks allowed per game (5.8).
Brooklyn averages 34.0 three pointers per game, which ranks second in the NBA. Atlanta ranks 27th in three pointers allowed per game (31.0).
The Hawks rank seventh in steals per game (8.5) while the Nets rank 29th (6.5).
Brooklyn ranks fourth in rebounds per game (45.7) while Atlanta ranks 26th (40.5).
Brooklyn ranks 14th in points in the paint per game (43.8) while Atlanta ranks 26th (41.1).
The Hawks rank second in points off turnovers per game (18.7) while the Nets rank 25th (14.7).
The Nets rank 14th in second chance points per game (12.2) while the Hawks rank 27th in second chance points allowed per game (14.0).
Brooklyn averages 10.3 fast break points per game, which ranks 16th in the league. Atlanta ranks 20th in fast break points allowed per game (12.1).
Brooklyn ranks sixth in assists allowed per game (21.0) while Atlanta ranks 29th (25.5).
In games where they allow less than 100 points, Brooklyn is 10-1 and Atlanta is 4-3.
In games where they score over 100 points, the Nets are 11-18 and the Hawks are 11-17.
Brooklyn is 13-8 ATS on the road, while Atlanta is 10-8 ATS at home.
The Nets have 12 unders and 9 overs in 21 road games.
The Hawks have 10 overs, 7 unders and 1 push in 18 home games.
The Nets are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Hawks are 2-2-1.
In their last five games, Brooklyn has 4 unders and 1 over, while Atlanta has 3 unders and 2 overs.
During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 94.8 points per game (11.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 101.4 points per game (7.5 below their season average).
The Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.8, up from 4.3 for the season.