Prediction: I know the Atlanta Hawks are the superior team and that they’re going to win this first round series. Still, something tells me the ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Nets, are once again, going to transform themselves into a legitimate ‘team’ that can beat any Eastern Conference contender on any given night. Brooklyn looked really solid in beating the Hawks in their two home games this series and I believe they’ve got one more solid effort in them before fading in game 7 at Atlanta.
The Atlanta Hawks are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing SU record and a discouraging 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games. Surprisingly, the Brooklyn Nets are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games following an SU loss and a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.