The 2021-22 NBA season goes on Wednesday, November 3, with 11 games around the league, so we’re taking a closer look at the Eastern Conference showdown at Barclays Center in Brooklyn to get you the best Hawks vs. Nets betting pick and odds.
Atlanta meets Brooklyn for the first time this season, and the Hawks are listed as 4.5-point road underdogs on BetMGM Sportsbook. The Nets are looking for their second straight win over the Hawks, but they’ve failed to cover in four consecutive encounters with Atlanta.
Capela, Young led the Hawks past the in-form Wizards
The Atlanta Hawks (4-3; 3-4 ATS) stopped a two-game slide last Monday, outlasting the Washington Wizards as 5.5-point home favorites, 118-111. They also put an end to the Wizards’ three-game winning streak, leaning on their best players to get them through.
Trae Young led the way with 26 points and six assists, while Clint Capela added a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic had a good game, too, finishing with 16 points, six boards, and six assists.
The Hawks continue to play at a slow pace, averaging 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes. They own the ninth-best offensive rating in the league, tallying 110.2 points per 100 possessions, but the Hawks also surrender 108.9 points per 100 possessions (18th in the NBA), forcing just 12.0 turnovers (29th).
The Nets rolled over Detroit behind James Harden’s triple-double
The Brooklyn Nets improved to 4-3 SU and 3-4 ATS on the season following a 117-91 thrashing of the Detroit Pistons this past Sunday. It was their second win on the spin, and the Nets easily covered a 12-point spread to get back on the right track after failing to cover in a 105-98 home win over Indiana.
Brooklyn scored at will against the lowly Pistons. Steve Nash’s boys made 65.3% of their field goals and 52.0% of their 3-pointers. They handed out 30 dishes, though 20 turnovers are certainly a bad sign. Kevin Durant led the way with 23 points on 10-for-13 shooting from the field, while James Harden finished with a triple-double of 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists.
The Nets average 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, posting the ninth-best defensive rating in the league (104.1). They are scoring only 104.1 points in a return (23rd in the NBA) on 46.1% shooting from the field (9th) and 34.6% from beyond the arc (tied-12th).
- 4-8 ATS in the last 12 games overall
- 0-6 ATS in the last six games on the road
- 13-6 ATS in the last 19 outings as favorites of 4.5 or fewer points
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick
The Nets have a lot to figure out on both sides of the ball. Kyrie Irving’s absence will cause some changes, and the clash against Atlanta looks like a proper challenge. The Hawks haven’t impressed through their first seven outings, so we should see a tight contest Wednesday at Barclays Center.
With healthy Kevin Durant and James Harden, the Nets should be tough to slow down in the crunch time. If they control the glass on the defensive end and finally start to make some shots from deep, the hosts will come out on top.
Pick: Take Brooklyn Nets -4.5 at -110
If you like to ride the betting trends, take the under that has hit Brooklyn’s last seven games overall. Also, the under is 5-0 in the Nets’ last five showings at home and 5-0 in the Hawks’ previous five meetings with the Atlantic Division.
Atlanta has to slow down things and prevent easy baskets in transition. If they want to upset the odds, the Hawks need to force the Nets into half-court basketball and play tough defense on KD.
Pick: Go under 219.5 points at -110