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NBA betting line favors Hawks over Nets

Atlanta HawksNew Jersey Nets
Dec 27, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Atlanta Hawks vs New Jersey Nets Odds


The Nets will hit the floor running against the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Nets are 1-0 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 0-1 and the Hawks go 0-0 on the totals.

View Atlanta vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Nets as 5-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 184.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nets, currently No. 26 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hawks, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 50-44 victory for the Nets.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 21-ranked offense (90 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Nets have averaged 39.5% from the field per game, more than the Hawks have managed so far this season (0% on average).

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 90-84 winner on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (174) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Deron Williams scored 23 points leading the Nets to a 90-84 victory over Washington at Verizon Center on Monday.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Hawks at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 15 games
Atlanta is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
New Jersey is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Washington, Wednesday, December 28
New Jersey at Orlando, Thursday, December 29