Hawks visit Nets in hoops battle

Atlanta HawksBrooklyn Nets
Jan 18, 7:30 PM | Barclays Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets Odds

22-16TEAM RECORD23-16

The Nets will be trying to slam the Hawks on Friday when the teams tip off at Barclays Center in NBA betting action.

The Nets sport records of 23-16 and 18-19-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hawks sit at 22-16 and 15-22-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-21 for the Nets and 18-19-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 191 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets - Hawks odds would favor the Nets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Brooklyn is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hawks sit at No. 18. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Nets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 15-ranked offense (96.7 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 6 at 95.5 PPG. The Nets have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.4 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 109-95 loser on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brooklyn suffered a 109-95 loss against Atlanta on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Brook Lopez in a losing effort at Philips Arena.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hawks at Nets trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Brooklyn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Brooklyn is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 8 games
Brooklyn is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to San Antonio, Saturday, January 19
Brooklyn at New York, Monday, January 21

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