Brooklyn Nets (8-13) at Atlanta Hawks (4-17)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +5 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Atlanta Hawks pay a visit to the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Atlanta Hawks have lost five of their last six games and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting edged out by the Cavaliers in a 121-114 loss on Thursday. Dennis Schroder led the team with 27 points on 11 of 19 shooting, Ersan Ilyasova added 22 points while Marco Belinelli chipped in with 18 points and five assists. As a team, the Hawks shot a healthy 52 percent from the field and 12 of 31 from the three-point line, but the Hawks were unable to get over the hump in a game that was much closer than most people predicted. With the loss, Atlanta dropped to 4-17 on the season and 2-8 at home.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets haven’t been in the best of form as they’ve lost six of their last nine games, but they will be aiming to build on Wednesday’s 109-104 win at Dallas. DeMarre Carroll led from the front with 22 points on seven of 14 shooting, Spencer Dinwiddie added 19 points with six assists while Trevor Booker chipped in with 16 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Nets shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 29 from the three-point line poured on 61 points in the second half to narrowly escape with the victory to improve to 8-13 overall and 4-8 on the road.
Looking at the betting trends, the Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Meanwhile, the Nets are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a win and 7-0 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the under is 8-0-1 in the last nine meetings, the Hawks are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Brooklyn and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Hawks are still stuck on just four wins on the season, but they were able to hang with the Cavaliers for 48 minutes in their loss on Thursday which was a bit of a moral victory. The Nets have also been in poor form themselves, but they took down the Mavericks in their last outing and they’ll be hoping to build on their success at home where they’ve covered in nine of their last 12 games. This is certainly the type of game I’d rather stay away from, but if I had to choose, I’d stick with the Nets at home.