Atlanta vs Brooklyn NBA Opening Lines
Winning regularly in any sport is tough, but having total domination over a single team is something that happens with pretty stunning regularity. In the case of the Atlanta Hawks, the team that they have been able to beat more than most in recent years is the Brooklyn Nets. They will be hoping to continue that dominance when they head to the Big Apple for a showdown with the Nets on Tuesday night. Find the latest NBA odds here.
Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Opening Lines
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Barclays Center
Opening Lines: Atlanta -3.5(-110), Brooklyn +3.5(-110)
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Atlanta (8-4) could really use a morale boosting win, as they are coming into this one have lost 2 in a row and 3 of their last 4. If they are going to get back on the winning track, they are most likely going to have to do so without point guard Jeff Teague. Ordinarily that would be an issue, but Dennis Schroder, who would serve as the replacement for the injured Teague, has his best outing of the season when he played earlier this year against these same Brooklyn Nets. The Hawks were the surprise team of last season, and there were plenty of people out there who believed that would have a hard time replicating that same level of success this year. They have started well, and are using that same regular passing system that made them so efficient last season. The Hawks have an assist on 20% of their scoring plays, which is the best in the Eastern Conference right now.
The Nets (1-9) cannot be happy with the start that they have made to the season, but they have to be somewhat pleased with the way they have played of late. They got a win in Houston, and then followed that up with solid outings, albeit in a losing cause, against the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors. The reigning champs needed OT to finally knock off the Nets 107-99. One of the problems for Brooklyn so far is that they have not been very good at home, and are 0-3 to start the season. That is their second worst home start to the season since 2011-12, when then managed to lose the first 4 on home court. They seem to be playing a better brand of ball at the moment, and perhaps their solid play out west will carry over to their play at home. One way to stop Atlanta is to beat them on the outside, but the Nets are coming into this game with the worst 3-point shooting average in the NBA.
Key NBA Betting Trends
- Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 9 games
- Brooklyn is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
- Brooklyn is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
The Hawks already knocked off the Nets pretty easily this season to take their win streak against Brooklyn to 6. This is one that could very well see the Hawks extend that streak, although it may be a little closer than it was last time out.