Hawks fly up to the Barclays Center
The Atlanta Hawks will be looking to take care of business at the Barclays Center on Monday night as they take on the Brooklyn Nets in NBA betting action.
The Hawks are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games against the Nets, with the teams preparing to meet for the first time this season on Monday night.
The OVER has paid out for NBA totals bettors in four of their last seven meetings.
This season the Nets are 12-21 overall and 14-19 ATS against the number, while the Hawks are 18-16 and 19-15 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Brooklyn is 17-15-1 on the OU, and Atlanta is 20-13-1.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nets rated this week at No. 26 and the Hawks sitting at No. 7. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 94-88 result in favor of the Hawks today.
Atlanta lost its last outing, a 91-84 result against the Bulls on January 4. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Atlanta suffered a 91-84 loss against Chicago on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jeff Teague in a losing effort at United Center.
Brooklyn was an 89-82 winner in its last match at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 171 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Brooklyn got 21 points from Deron Williams en route to an 89-82 victory over Cleveland on Saturday at Barclays Center.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 21-ranked offense (96.52 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 19 at 101.09 PPG. The Nets have averaged 44.41% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (46.12% on average).
Atlanta home to Indiana, Wednesday, January 8th
Brooklyn home to Golden State, Wednesday, January 8th