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The Brooklyn Nets will be going for their third consecutive win when they face the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. The Nets are coming off a 98-85 win over Miami as 7.5-point favorites. The Hawks are coming off a 129-115 loss to Milwaukee as 12-point underdogs.
Brooklyn is 8-2 in its last 10 games against Atlanta.
**This preview was written before Tuesday’s game was played**
Nets Trying To Snap Two-Game Road Losing Streak
The Nets are playing well at the moment, but they haven’t been as successful on the road, and have lost their last two games away from the Barclays Center. They will try to snap their losing streak and pick up their seventh win in their last nine games when they face the Hawks.
Brooklyn is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 119.1 points per game. They finished with 98 points in their last game, making 40 percent of their field goals and 28.9 percent of their three-pointers.
Kevin Durant led the way for Brooklyn with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists. James Harden added 20 points, four rebounds, and eight assists, while Kyrie Irving added 16 points, eight rebounds, and four assists for the Nets.
Brooklyn hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 115.1 points per game. They gave up 85 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
Hawks Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
The Hawks had their three-game winning streak snapped by Milwaukee in their last game and will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Nets, which will give them their fourth win in five games.
Atlanta has played well offensively, averaging 112.4 points per game. They finished with 115 points in their last game, making 50.6 percent of his field goals and 35.9 percent of their three-pointers.
De’Andre Hunter led the way for Atlanta with 33 points, four rebounds, and four assists. John Collins finished with 30 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Danilo Gallinari added 17 points and three rebounds for the Hawks.
Atlanta has been inconsistent defensively, but they have played well in recent games. They are giving up 110.1 points per game and will need to play better than they did in their last game if they want to beat the Nets.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Nets seem to have found some balance with their Big Three with the team winning their last two games over a good Miami team. Their offense remains one of the best in the league, but they have some work to do defensively. The Hawks have won three of their last four games, but they were without Trae Young and Clint Capela in their last game, with the two players dealing with injuries. With both players listed as questionable for this game and the Hawks playing on consecutive nights, Brooklyn will cruise to an easy win.
Brooklyn Nets -6
Full-Game Total Pick
Neither team has a good defense, so expect a lot of points in this game. The Nets are explosive offensively and have been on a tear on the road, averaging 121.3 points per game in their last three road games. They have played over the total in nine of their last 10 games and won’t have any trouble scoring against the Hawks, who are giving up 110.1 points per game. The Hawks are averaging 112.4 points per game. They averaged 114.3 points per game in their last three home games and have played over the total in two of their last three games. With the Nets giving up 115.1 points per game, the Hawks will score more than enough points to push the score over the total.