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Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Wednesday January 9, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -9 -- Over/Under: 227.5
TV Channel
FSSE, YES
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The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Atlanta Hawks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 109.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 15.4 points and 7.4 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.4 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost their last four road games.

The Brooklyn Nets look for another victory after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 18.1 points and 6.3 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.1 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won seven of their last eight home games.

The Hawks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Hawks are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Nets last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Hawks last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.

The Brooklyn Nets have been very good at covering numbers lately and we've been riding them hard in underdog spots, but there's a difference between covering small numbers and being favored by nearly double digits. The Nets aren't favored big often, and they're actually just 1-3 ATS this season when a favorite of at least four points. The Atlanta Hawks are on the end of a back to back, but they've been stingy lately, which includes wins in five of their last 10 tries and just taking the Toronto Raptors down to the wire last night. The Nets are losing by an average of 0.8 points in their last five games and have a negative point differential at home this season. This spread shouldn't be this large. I'm backing the Hawks and the points for the second straight night. 

Pick:
Atlanta Hawks +9

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