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Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets

February 29, 2024




The Atlanta Hawks will travel to Brooklyn, New York to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday evening and will air on Bally Sports Southeast and the Yes Network.

Atlanta Hawks Team Preview

The Atlanta Hawks enter this game with a record of 26-32 which puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and are on a two-game winning streak following Tuesday’s 124-97 win at home against the Utah Jazz. 

Offensively, Atlanta has been an above-average team in the NBA as they enter this game ranked 4th in scoring in the league with an average of 121.11 points per game. Trae Young has played a pivotal role in the success the Hawks have had in scoring as he enters this game averaging a double-double with 26.4 points and 10.8 assists per game while also leading the team in steals with an average of 1.37 steals per game Young is also 2nd in the NBA in assists this season. 

However, the Hawks have been one of the worst teams defensively this season as they are allowing the 2nd most points per game in the league with an average of 123.32 points allowed per game. The Atlanta Hawks will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets.

Brooklyn Nets Team Preview

The Brooklyn Nets enter this game in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-36 while having lost five of their last six games including Tuesday’s 81-108 loss on the road against the Orlando Magic. 

The Nets have been a below-average team offensively this season as they rank 23rd in scoring in the NBA with an average of 112.47 points per game. Defensively, Brooklyn has been a middle-of-the-pack team as they rank 16th in points allowed with an average of 114.95 points allowed per game. Mikal Bridges has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and steals with an average of 21.1 points and .95 steals per game this season. 

The Brooklyn Nets will look to bounce back following the loss against the Magic when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb has the Brooklyn Nets listed as 2.5-point favorites at home against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday evening. Brooklyn has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Nets have covered the spread in six of the last ten including the previous four games in the series. The Atlanta Hawks are 19-39 ATS overall, 9-17 ATS on the road, and 8-17 ATS as an underdog this season while the Brooklyn Nets are 25-30-3 ATS overall, 15-12-3 ATS at home, and 11-7 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Game Pick

Atlanta enters this game with a better record and is on a two-game winning streak while Brooklyn has lost five of their last six games, however, Brooklyn has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the previous three contests. The Nets have covered the spread in six of the last ten including four straight games in the series while also being the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 15-12-3 ATS at home and 11-7 ATS as a favorite while the Hawks are 9-17 ATS on the road and 8-17 ATS as an underdog. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Brooklyn Nets when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Brooklyn Nets -2