Brooklyn Nets (11-8) at Atlanta Hawks (9-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +7 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 119.1 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 30.4 points and 5.8 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.1 points and 4.9 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 25.3 points and 4.4 rebounds while De’Andre Hunter is averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Hawks are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 13-3 in Nets last 16 overall. The under is 10-2 in Hawks last 12 overall. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are winning games and are one of the more talented rosters in the league, but they continue to be lackluster on defense and it's been costing them covers lately. The Atlanta Hawks are on the end of a back to back, but they're a young team that's capable of getting hot offensively and has enough to push the Nets in a back and forth game. I'm not eager to lay big numbers with the Nets until they prove they can play defense. Give me the points.