The Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets will meet at the O2 arena in two weeks time in a game I’m very much looking forward to attending and I’m sure some of you guys will be off too. Tonight we’ll be getting a sneak preview of what to expect.
Atlanta are second behind Miami Heat in their division, whilst the Nets are undergoing a mini revival in recent games. It’s going to make for a competitive contest here, and hopefully in two weeks time.
Brooklyn are being favoured by -3 points on the spread this evening despite their losing 8-9 home record, but the Hawks posses a much worse road record, having won just 6 of their 17 games (6-11).
Brooklyn’s struggles have come as centre Brook Lopez went down for the season with injury. Brooklyn have struggled to compensate but they’re slowly finding new ways to play and leading scorer Deron Williams has really shine over the last three games.
Atlanta’s road struggles have been worsened with the injury to Al Horford which has taken away a lot of their scoring punch.
The Hawks can’t really afford to be missing shots on offence (although they are) with their defence that is allowing over 104 points per game in road contests. That’s something Brooklyn can really aim to take advantage of on the back of a confidence boosting win over Kevin Durant’s Thunder side.
The effect of no Al Horford has been demonstrated in their recent six games as the Hawks were previous averaging around 103 points per game this season, but now they’re averaging just 99.
Brooklyn have put up pleasing and improved defensive efforts in holding their recent opponents to 97.2 points per game, which is quite impressive without their star centre Brook Lopez.
Situationally, Brooklyn are 5-2 ATS in games where they covered the spread in their previous game. (Remember ATS means against the spread. In basic terms, 5-2 winning run at covering the handicap)
They’re also a losing 4-9 ATS in home games where they’re a favourite of 0.5-5 points. Here they are favoured by -3.
Finally, Atlanta are on an impressive 5-0 ATS run in their last five Monday games, but trends like that are really often down to coincidence and sometimes schedule. More importantly, the Hawks are 3-7 ATS as a road underdog in their last 10 games as a -3 favourite. They’ve struggle with this number.
Risky game, but it’s the best the NBA has to offer. Either just sit back and enjoy this one, or take a chance with a small bet on: Brooklyn Nets -3.
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