Nets at Hawks - 4/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (40-46) at Atlanta Hawks (62-24)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -9 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks play game five of their playoff series Wednesday night.
The could really put the pressure on the Hawks by winning this game. Brook Lopez is averaging 21.3 points and 11 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 17.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. Deron Williams is dishing 5.8 assists and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing four rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are finally playing with some confidence, and it starts with Williams, who is 8-15 from beyond the arc in his last two games. When the Nets have their Big Three going, they’re a team that’s tough to beat. However, now the Nets have to play with that same energy on the road if they’re going to get serious about stealing this series. The Nets have lost their last four road games.
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The Atlanta Hawks must win this game if they’re going to win this series. Jeff Teague is averaging 16.3 points and 6.5 assists while DeMarre Carroll is averaging 15.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. Paul Millsap is grabbing 10.8 rebounds and Kyle Korver is dishing three assists. The Atlanta Hawks just don’t look like the team from the regular season, as they’re missing open looks and playing with low energy. The Hawks are averaging 14.3 turnovers in this series and shooting just 33.1 percent from deep. The Hawks better figure something out or this could get ugly for the best team in the East. The Hawks have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Nets are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
I'm sorry, are we watching the same teams, here? The Hawks have looked average at best all series long. And if the Nets are going to get anywhere close to the production they just got from Williams, this series is finished. I like Brooklyn and the points here and wouldn't be surrprised if the Nets won outright.