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NBA Game Preview - Nets underdogs vs Hawks at Atlanta

Brooklyn NetsAtlanta Hawks
15-22January 16, 2014, 03:00 | Philips Arena20-18



NBA betting interest will be piqued on Thursday when the Nets of Brooklyn hit the hard court against the Hawks of Atlanta.

Atlanta will face the 15-22 Nets, who own a 17-20 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hawks are 21-16-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nets are 19-17-1 favoring the OVER.

View Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Nets before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 192 at TopBet.

This game pits the Hawks, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nets, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-88 victory for the Hawks.

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Brooklyn was a 96-80 loser in its last match on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 176 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Brooklyn got 15 points from Paul Pierce but lost anyway 96-80 against the Raptors on Saturday at Air Canada Centre.

The Hawks were a 108-101 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. Paul Millsap scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Hawks to victory (they lost 108-101 to Memphis at FedExForum on Sunday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nets rank No. 28 in the league with 40 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 4-ranked team at 9.32 per game, while the Nets rate No. 16 with 7.41 per contest.

A few Nets at Hawks trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games
Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home


Next up:
Brooklyn at New York, Monday, January 20th
Atlanta home to Miami, Monday, January 20th

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