The Atlanta Hawks (30-30) take on the Brooklyn Nets (34-25) as 5.5-point favorites on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 3:00 PM ET on BSSE. The over/under for the matchup is 233.5 points.
How to bet Hawks vs. Nets
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Hawks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Hawks have -218 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +181 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 233.5 points.
Hawks vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, February 26, 2023
- Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Arena: State Farm Arena
Hawks vs. Nets Betting Trends
In the Hawks’ 60 games this season, they have 27 wins against the spread. Atlanta has been chosen as the favorite in 33 games this year and has walked away with the win 19 times (57.6%) in those games. Hawks games this year have hit the over 33 times in 59 opportunities (55.9%).
Against the spread, the Nets are 31-28-0 this season. Brooklyn has gone 9-14 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 39.1% of those games). The Nets have hit the over 45.8% of the time this year (27 of 59 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Hawks vs. Nets Injury Report
Nets: Ben Simmons: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta is seventh in the NBA with 116.7 points per game so far this season. At the other end, it ranks 21st with 116.8 points allowed per contest. On offense, the Hawks score 116.3 points per game at home, compared to 117.1 points per game in road games. In their last 10 games, the Hawks have been putting up 120.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 116.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
While Atlanta ranks in the bottom five in the NBA in threes per game with 10.6 (fourth-worst), it ranks 21st in the league with a 35% three-point percentage. The Hawks have taken 67.1% two-pointers and 32.9% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s baskets, 76% are two-pointers and 24% are threes.
What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets
In 2022-23, Brooklyn is 17th in the league offensively (113.6 points scored per game) and 11th on defense (112.6 points allowed). The Nets score 115.2 points per game at home, and 112 away. The Nets are scoring 109.3 points per game in their past 10 games, which is 4.3 fewer points than their average for the season (113.6).
Beyond the arc, Brooklyn is 10th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12.6). It is second-best in 3-point percentage at 38.9%. The Nets attempt 61.6% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 38.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.1% of the Nets’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 29.9% are 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Hawks, and we expect that Nets will cover the spread (Hawks -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233.5 points.
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