Atlanta Hawks (3-1) at Brooklyn Nets (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -5.5 -- Over/Under: 247.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a win to build on their 3-1 record. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 128.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 120.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 33 points and 4.5 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 18 points and 7.3 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Cam Reddish is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 85.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.8 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 121.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 42 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.3 points and six assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Chiozza is dishing four assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 11-27 ATS in their last 38 Friday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 21-10 in Hawks last 31 overall. The under is 4-1 in Nets last 5 overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Brooklyn and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks are much better than past years, but they still have some showing and proving to do before backing in spots like this. And while Wednesday's game was competitive, the Hawks didn't play a lick of defense and they were still on the losing end. I don't think playing again in a short amount of time favors the Hawks. The Brooklyn Nets should tighten things up a bit and win this game a little more comfortably. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Nets at home.