Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets - 2/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (26-31) at Atlanta Hawks (17-43)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +2 -- Over/Under: 233.5
TV: YES, FSSE
The Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.8 points and 6.6 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 110.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 119.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 30.1 points and 9.2 assists while John Collins is averaging 21 points and 10.2 rebounds. De'Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Huerter is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won six of their last eight home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Brooklyn Nets have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Hawks, not losing to them since December of 2017. The Nets are just 11-17 against the spread on the road while the Hawks are 17-11-1 against the spread at home and have won six of their last eight home games overall. With that said, the Nets are the better team and playing the better basketball. The Atlanta Hawks are losing their last five games by an average of eight points while allowing 47.3 percent shooting from the field and 35.7 percent shooting from deep. I want the better team and the small chalk.