The Atlanta Hawks have managed to pay out on the NBA betting lines in each of their past three games against the Brooklyn Nets with those teams preparing to meet once again on Saturday night.
The Nets are just 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS over their past 10 games against the Hawks, although they did manage to beat Atlanta 94-89 as a 7-point home favorite in their last meeting on January 18. That game turned out to be an UNDER result on the totals.
The Nets will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 28-32-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 28-31-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Brooklyn is 26-36 on the totals; Atlanta is 31-29-1.
The Hawks were listed as 4-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including ), with the total listed at 187.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nets are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 99-97.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 97.7 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 5 at 94.4 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 94 points per game when playing on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Brooklyn was a 95-78 winner at home against the Wizards. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Nets got a 42-point performance from Deron Williams as Brooklyn handed Washington a 95-78 defeat on Friday at Barclays Center.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 107-102 loser on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Atlanta got 32 points from Josh Smith en route to a 107-102 loss at the hands of Atlanta on Friday at TD Garden.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Nets at Hawks trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Brooklyn's last 11 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Brooklyn at Philadelphia, Monday, March 11
Atlanta at Miami, Tuesday, March 12