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New Jersey NetsAtlanta Hawks
March 23, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

New Jersey Nets vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

15-33TEAM RECORD27-20

Atlanta looks to cover the Hawks-Nets pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 27-20 mark when they host New Jersey in NBA action.

Atlanta battles the Nets, currently with a 15-33 mark (19-28-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-27-2 for the Hawks and 26-22 for the Nets.

View New Jersey vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Hawks sat as 8-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 187.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hawks at No. 12 and the Nets at No. 29 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-88 result in favor of the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nets rank No. 26 in the league with 39.8 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Nets rate No. 3 with 8.2 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 97.5 points per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in home scoring.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 108-89 result against the Wizards on March 21. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Jersey suffered a 108-89 loss against Washington on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Deron Williams in a losing effort at Prudential Center.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 103-102 result against the Cavaliers on March 21. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. Josh Smith went off for 32 points and added 17 rebounds leading Atlanta to a 103-102 win over Cleveland on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 2-8
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
New Jersey home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 24
Atlanta at Washington, Saturday, March 24

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