The Hawks Challenge The Nets In Brooklyn


The Atlanta Hawks will be on the road this Friday evening, January 18, as they travel to the New York for an NBA betting matchup against the Brooklyn Nets that is set to take place at the Barclays Center, with tip off scheduled for 7:35 PM EST. The Oddsmakers are giving the advantage to the home team in this contest, which explains them listing the Nets as -6 point favorites. If you are interested in making a play on the total, you will have a decide to go over or under 192 points. Atlanta enters play tonight with 22 straight up wins and 16 losses, but their success hasn’t translated well against the spread. They are 8-11 on the road versus the vegas number and as an underdog they are just 4-8 in 12 chances this season. Atlanta shoots 45.5 percent from the field, which comes in at 11th best in the NBA. Meanwhile, Brooklyn has accumulated 23 wins this season, while dropping just 16 games. They are mediocre against the spread at home, with ten wins, ten losses and two games falling on a push. As a favorite, they are 10-11-2 this season. Their defense is among the best in the NBA, as their 94.7 points against average per game is 5th best in the league. Betting Trends Atlanta is only 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five games played on the road. Atlanta has stayed under the posted total in five of their last six games played on the road. Brooklyn is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games played on a Friday and 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games played at home. Brooklyn has gone over the posted total in seven of their last eight games overall. Prediction Both teams are evenly matched, but Brooklyn is a much better home team than Atlanta is on the road, which will result in then earning the straight up win and point spread cover. Brooklyn -4 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to