Atlanta Hawks (13-12) vs. Brooklyn Nets (14-12)
December 9, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -7.5; Over/Under: +228.5
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The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday in NBA action at the Barclays Center. The Atlanta Hawks have lost 5 of their last 7 games. The Brooklyn Nets have won 5 of their last 6 games.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 27.2 points and 3 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer, and John Collins is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.3 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.8 points and 5.5 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.9 points and 4.4 rebounds. Nic Claxton is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 19-39 ATS in their last 58 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Nets are 12-37-2 ATS in their last 51 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Hawks last 6 games following a ATS loss. The under is 5-1 in Nets last 6 overall. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are playing their best ball of the season right now, and that includes 50.4 percent shooting in their last 5 games. The Atlanta Hawks continue to be one of the more disappointing teams in the league, and it feels like they’ve taken some steps back over the last week. I just don’t get this warm and fuzzy feeling from the Haws. It’s Nets or pass for me in this matchup.