Last Updated Apr 03, 2022, 00:44 AM
Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Saturday night with a compelling Eastern Conference showdown between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks. Coverage begins from Atlanta’s State Farm Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
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Nets vs. Hawks Predictions
After finishing second in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, Brooklyn stormed out to a similarly triumphant start to this season, as the Nets opened with an impressive 26-14 SU run – with 15 of those victories coming by eight points or more.
However, Brooklyn has been incredibly inconsistent since trading away James Harden, considering the Nets enter Saturday riding a head-scratching 14-23 SU skid – while scoring just 113 OPPG and surrendering 116.2 DPPG across that window.
On the other hand, Atlanta stumbled out to a surprisingly poor start to the season, as the Hawks kicked things off with a frustrating 16-25 SU and 14-27 ATS skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 25 of those matchups.
The Hawks have played solid, yet inconsistent basketball since mid-January though, considering Atlanta boasts records of 24-12 SU and 20-16 ATS across their last 36 games – while yielding lofty averages of 116.1 OPPG and 113.4 DPPG during that timeframe.
I’ll take the over here, as the Hawks are 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight games, while tallying 121.3 OPPG and surrendering 114.1 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a high-scoring battle against a Nets squad that’s averaging 121.9 OPPG across their latest 8-4 SU run.
Nets vs. Hawks Betting Odds
Nets vs. Hawks Betting Resources
- Matchup: Atlantic vs. Southeast
- Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
- Venue: State Farm Arena
- Location: Atlanta, GA
- TV-Time: NBA TV - 7:30 p.m. ET
- Injury Report
Brooklyn Nets Betting Analysis
- SU: 40-37
- ATS: 31-44-2
- O/U: 39-37-1
After a heartbreaking Game 7 loss in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, the Nets bounced back with an excellent start to this season, as Brooklyn cruised into January boasting a 26-14 SU record – yet still ranked near the bottom of the barrel ATS across that window with a record of 17-22-1 ATS.
However, Brooklyn completely fell apart during KD’s latest absence, considering the Nets enter Saturday riding a frustrating 14-23 SU skid, which includes an 8-13 SU tally in matchups with Kyrie Irving – and a 6-10 SU mark in matchups without him.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Analysis
- SU: 40-37
- ATS: 34-43
- O/U: 42-35
Atlanta was inevitably cursed with lofty expectations after last year’s impressive Eastern Conference Finals’ run, however, the Hawks surprisingly dropped 26-of-41 games out of the gate to start the season, despite getting tagged as favorites in 25 of those contests.
The Hawks have been on quite the rollercoaster since New Year’s Day though, considering Atlanta is 24-12 SU and 20-16 ATS in their last 36 games – despite averaging a lofty 116.1 OPPG across that window.
Nets vs. Hawks Head-to-Head
Brooklyn won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Atlanta last year, with both Nets’ victories soaring over the total at a lofty average of 273 PPG, while the Hawks’ lone win stayed under with a score of 114-96 (U 245). However, the Nets are 2-0 SU against Atlanta this season, with the first matchup going over the total at a score of 117-108 (O 221) – while their latest meeting stayed under with a score of 113-105 (U 228).
Key Players to Watch
- BKN: Kyrie Irving - PG (26.9 PPG, 4.2 REB, 5.6 AST)
- BKN: Kevin. Durant - SF (29.6 PPG, 7.3 REB, 6.2 AST)
- ATL: Trae Young - PG (28.2 PPG, 3.7 REB, 9.6 AST)
- ATL: Clint Capela - C (10.8 PPG, 11.8 REB, 1.3 BLK)
Nets vs. Hawks Betting Conclusion
After extending their win streak to four games with a blowout victory over Cleveland on Thursday night (W, 131-107), the Hawks enter Saturday’s contest as short home underdogs against the Nets at State Farm Arena – marking just the second time Atlanta has been an underdog across their last 12 games.
I’ll take the over here, as the Nets are 8-4 SU and 6-6 ATS in their last 12 games, while tallying 121.9 OPPG and surrendering 113.9 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a track meet against a Hawks squad that’s scored 120+ PTS in seven of their last 11 contests (120.8 OPPG).
Nets vs. Hawks Betting Trends
- The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
- The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last six games.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of the last six Nets' games.
- The total has gone OVER in five of the last six Hawks' games
- The Nets are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 matchups against Atlanta.
- The total has gone OVER in six of the last nine matchups between Brooklyn and Atlanta.