Free NBA Pick: Nets vs Hawks NBA Odds
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(11-51) Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks (34-29)
Date: Wednesday March 8
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: ATL -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 219
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Wednesday NBA sees the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks facing off in a battle between two Eastern Conference foes with two very different objectives.
The Nets are building for the future, doing anything they can to avoid a losing culture (they do not own their own draft pick this season) despite their league-worst record. Staying afloat is the goal.
The Hawks, on the other hand, are trying to prove they belong in the second tier of the East. That’s where they began the season (at least in some eyes), and now they sit a step behind the Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
The Brooklyn Nets aren’t a completely boring team to watch.
That may not sound like the most complimentary description of a professional basketball squad, but it’s a true step up from where they were a year ago — and an almost unbelievable statement considering their record.
What you need to know about this team is that it can score a lot of points. Those points come not from an efficient offense, but a blur offense.
This team plays at the fastest pace of all 30 teams in the NBA. The problem is that the defense is atrocious, which is only made more apparent by giving opposing offenses more possessions with their high-octane approach.
Against the Hawks, the goal will be to simply run them out of the gym. The Nets don’t have anybody who can truly contain a presence down low like Dwight Howard, even if Superman is past his prime.
Brooklyn does have perimeter athletes who will look to shut down guys like Dennis Schroeder and Tim Hardaway Jr.
But again, defense is not how the Nets sneak wins. It’s a fast-paced offense and scoring on cheap bucks.
Atlanta isn’t in real danger of losing this game unless it does one thing: get sloppy with the ball.
As already stated, Brooklyn is going to run and gun. If the Hawks are careful with the ball and limit their own turnovers, the Nets will be forced into half-court sets instead of earning transition buckets.
Along with controlling the ball comes controlling the pace.
The Hawks have the playmakers to get out and run, so ignoring those opportunities won’t be the plan of attack.
What will, however, be in the blueprint is slowing it down if those fastbreak opportunities aren’t there.
If the Hawks play into the Nets’ hands by trying to outrun them on their home court, this could be a longer, more nerve-wracking contest than the crowd in attendance will be expecting.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- Nets are 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Nets are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Neither of these teams offers a lot of confidence against the spread when looking at recent trends. So we’re going with our Team A vs. Team B analysis here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Atlanta ATS
A double-digit win is a lot to ask of the Hawks, but the Nets are starting to wear down (which is saying something for a squad with just 11 wins all season).
Give this one to the Hawks at home both SU and ATS.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta Hawks 113 – Brooklyn Nets 103
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