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NBA odds preview - Nets vs. Hawks

Brooklyn NetsAtlanta Hawks
Jan 16, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

23-15TEAM RECORD21-16

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

The Hawks bring a 21-16 record (14-22-1 ATS) to the battle against the 23-15 Nets, who are 18-18-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 17-19-1 so far and the Nets go 17-21. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as 3.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 190 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks sit at No. 18 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nets are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nets will win this game 98-95.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 18-ranked offense (95.4 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 5 at 94.4 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 45.2% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.2 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 113-106 winner at home against the Raptors. They earned a push of the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brooklyn got 22 points from Brook Lopez en route to a 113-106 victory over Toronto on Tuesday at Barclays Center.

Atlanta was a 97-58 loser in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 155 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta was run off the court by the Bulls on Monday as Chicago blasted them 97-58 at United Center.

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Atlanta, Friday, January 18
Atlanta at Brooklyn, Friday, January 18