Hawks vs. Nets - 4/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (34-40) at Atlanta Hawks (56-19)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, SPSO
The Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks meet late Saturday night at the Philips Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning six straight games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 97.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 16.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.8 points and 3.6 assists. Deron Williams is dishing 6.4 assists and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are playing their best ball of the season right now and currently find themselves seventh in the East playoff standings. The Nets are shooting 47.5 percent from the field in their last five games and have won five of their last six games on the road. This is the Nets second to last road game of the regular season.
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The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.1 points and seven assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 49.4 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 46 percent from the field in their last five games and have won seven of their last 10 games when topping 100 points. The Hawks have won seven of their last eight games on their home court. Dennis Schroder is questionable with a toe injury.
The Nets are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Southeast and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
I have no idea if the Hawks are going to play everybody to win. The Nets are also playing great ball and have the playoffs in sight. Take the points.