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(15-26) Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks (11-30)
Date: Friday January 12
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 211
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Friday December 12 finds Eastern Conference lottery bound rivals tipping off. The Nets arrive in Atlanta following a roller coaster five game home stand in which they pushed two of the East’s top teams to the limit, but succumbed in clutch time.
Brooklyn did manage to garner two victories, but were blown out in their most recent match by 34 points to the Detroit Pistons. Conversely the Hawks enter the match having surprised the Nuggets with an upset victory in Denver.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Nets winning two of the three contests. The Hawks hold the all-time record having bested the Nets 100 of their 174 matches.
Early in the season the Nets were one of the fastest paced teams and had no problems scoring points. The problem was Brooklyn couldn’t stop teams from scoring and their heavy three point attempts allowed opponents far too many fast breaks and easy drives.
Head Coach Kenny Atkinson dialed back his squad particularly after the trade to send Trevor Booker to the Sixers.
This revamped Nets defensive style is allowing Brooklyn to stay in games as a pest (for the most part). In the three games against the East’s top squads (two versus Boston and one vs. Toronto) the Nets lost by a cumulative six points.
Clearly, the roster talent doesn’t allow for the Nets to be among the elite squads, but the team is feisty and never quits. Still, the Nets have produced the seventh best defense in the past ten games.
DeMarre Carroll has sat the past two games after injuring his knee in the closing play versus the Celtics. His participation is questionable. Also of note, D’Angelo Russell got in some time with the Nets G-League team, so his return should be on pace for the predicted middle of January.
The Atlanta Hawks ended their four game losing streak with a sound beating of the Nuggets on their court no less. Dennis Schroder posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists. Schroder’s name has been bandied about in trade talk, so how the point guard plays could serve to up his value in the coming weeks.
Other Hawks who might find themselves on the move are Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli. The former offers a reliable big man with passing skills and the latter is a three point sniper who has title experience, both qualities title chasing teams covet.
DeAndre Bembry missed the past three games (groin) and is questionable for Friday’s match.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nets are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in Atlanta in the Nets last 8 overall.
- Hawks are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
- Under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 head to head meetings.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction: Line is off
Both squads can be deceivingly good in specific areas. The Hawks rank sixth in steals and perimeter shooting efficiency, but allow the most opponent assists which speaks to their porous 26th ranked defense.
As for the Nets they are the sixth most successful perimeter scoring team while defending the perimeter well, but allow teams to pound them inside.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nets +3.5
Bit of a coin toss here, but based on the Nets improving defense I’ll give the slight edge to Brooklyn.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nets 105 – Hawks 102
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