Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, and Algorithm Picks from the SportsGrid Betting Model
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Game Information
Hawks (3-0) vs. Nets (2-2)
Date: Wednesday, December 30
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Barclays Center
TV Coverage: YES, FSS
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: Hawks +216 Nets -172
Spread: Hawks +7 (-110) Nets -7 (-110)
Total: 238.5 (-113)
Odds to Win NBA Championship: Hawks +12000 Nets +480
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Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets News and Notes
The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the biggest surprises in the early goings of the NBA season as they attempt to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2010-11 when they visit the Nets in Brooklyn. Atlanta’s strategy of surrounding superstar third-year man Trae Young with a revamped roster seems to be working so far.
The Hawks brought in Bogdan Bogdanovic, Rajon Rondo, and Danilo Gallinari in the off-season along with Clint Capela, who they acquired at last year’s trade deadline. Can’t argue with the early results. Young has improved his scoring, averaging 34 a game, compared to 29 last season, up from 19 in his rookie campaign. The new additions have paid dividends as well.
Rondo leads the team with eight assists per game while Gallinari tops the Hawks shooting 66.7 percent from the field. Bogdanovic leads the team from deep, hitting three 3-pointers per game, while Capela’s nine boards are numero uno in Atlanta. All three off-season acquisitions are averaging double-digits, part of eight Hawks scoring ten or more per game. That is as collective a scoring unit as there is in the NBA. It probably explains why Atlanta is second in the NBA in team scoring, averaging 125 points per game.
On the other hand, Brooklyn has been doing it with defense, which is kind of surprising considering their personnel. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are two of the best scorers in the league. Kyrie is fourth in NBA scoring, putting up almost 30 points per game, while KD is ninth, averaging 26.7 per. Despite their superstars’ offensive prowess, the Nets also find themselves tied for third in the league in team defense. Brooklyn is only giving up 104 points per game while boasting the NBA’s top allowed field goal percentage at 40.7 percent.
Despite the stellar D, the Nets are coming off two straight losses. In a contest they were favored by double-digits, Brooklyn dropped a two-point game in Charlotte on Sunday and followed it up with a loss to Memphis in the second leg of a back-to-back. Granted, the Nets rested Irving and Durant and announced starting guard Spencer Dinwiddie was out for the season with a torn ACL before the Grizzlies game. Aside from Dinwiddie, Brooklyn will look to get back on track with a full, rested roster against Atlanta.
The Hawks are not quite so healthy. Atlanta will be without rookie Onyeka Okongwu, Tony Snell, and guard Kris Dunn. Clint Capela is nursing an Achilles issue but is expected to play while sharp-shooter Danilo Gallinari deals with a foot injury and will be a game-time decision.
Atlanta’s covered in their first two games of the season while missing the number by three in Monday’s eight-point win over the Pistons. The Nets covered their first two games but didn’t hit the spread in their last two losses.
Brooklyn has hit the under in all four games this season and by double-digits in three of them. After going under their first two games of the season, the Hawks went over the number by 24 points to win over Detroit.
The Nets have covered in three of their past four meetings with Atlanta. In fact, Brooklyn has dominated the line against the Hawks lately. The New York team has covered over their southern counterparts in seven of their past nine games. In three of the past four meetings between these two teams, the over has been the play.
The Hawks and Nets will again hook up in Brooklyn on New Year’s Day to complete the second half of their two-game swing in New York.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets Predictions and Picks
SG Betting Model Win Probability: Hawks 51.58% Nets 48.42%
SG Betting Model ML Star Rating: Hawks – 5 stars
SG Betting Model Spread Star Rating: Hawks – 5 stars
SG Betting Model Total Star Rating: Under – 5 stars
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