Last Updated: 2019-12-04
The Atlanta Hawks (5-16) will be at home in State Farm Arena when they clash against the Brooklyn Nets (10-10). Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, and it can be seen on YES Network.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds Preview
The Nets lost a tough one against the Miami Heat in their last game, 109-106, but were able to cover as 4.5-point underdogs. Spencer Dinwiddie put together a good performance for Brooklyn, leading both teams in scoring with 29 points on 10-for-21 shooting. Miami did a terrific job of making free throws (23-28; 82.1 percent). Brooklyn, meanwhile, held the Heat to an effective field goal percentage of 0.453 (below their season average of 0.560). The two teams combined to put up 215 points, which hit the O/U total.
In the Hawks’ previous game, they comfortably covered the 6.5-point spread against the Golden State Warriors, 104-79. With 24 points on 10-for-19 shooting, Trae Young was the game’s leading scorer. Atlanta played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.8 (better than their season average of 15.0) and a free throw rate of 0.157 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Golden State was 20.7 and 0.120, respectively. The two squads combined to account for 183 points, which finished well under the projected point total of 222.5.
Atlanta should have an advantage on the offensive glass in this showdown. The Hawks are among the league’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking eighth in offensive rebounding percentage at 23.5 percent. Meanwhile, Brooklyn ranks 20th in the NBA at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 76.3 percent.
Of Brooklyn’s 20 games, nine have finished over the projected point total, while 11 of Atlanta’s 21 games have finished over the projected point total. The Nets have the superior straight up (SU) record (10-10 vs. 5-16), but both teams are right around the .500 mark against the spread (ATS).
This is the first time these teams will battle this year, after the Nets won all three matchups last season. In the most recent contest, Brooklyn won 114-112. Brooklyn had a much better free throw rate (0.384 vs. 0.248). Atlanta, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (7.7 vs. 11.3).
Nets vs. Hawks Odds Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Hawks, ATS Winner – Hawks, O/U – Under
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Brooklyn ranks 12th in blocks per game (5.2) while Atlanta ranks last in blocks allowed per game (7.7).
Brooklyn ranks third in assists allowed per game (21.6) while Atlanta ranks 15th (24.2).
The Nets rank 20th in points off turnovers per game (16.5) while the Hawks rank 29th in points off turnovers allowed per game (19.9).
Atlanta is 6-4 ATS at home, while Brooklyn is 4-5-1 ATS on the road.
Atlanta is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in its last five games.
Across its past five games, Brooklyn is 3-2 ATS with 2 overs, 2 unders and 1 push.
The Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.8, down from 9.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 107.8 points per game (4.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 108.8 points per game (4.8 below their season average).