Hawks vs Nets Prediction NBA Picks 2/29/24

Brooklyn Nets (22-36) vs Atlanta Hawks (26-32)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks invade the Barclays Center to battle the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. Here’s a Hawks vs Nets Prediction.

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have been in decent shape as they've won four of their last seven games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after blowing past the Jazz in a 124-97 home win on Tuesday. Jalen Johnson led the team with 22 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, De'Andre Hunter added 20 points off the bench, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 19 points while Dejounte Murray tallied 17 points with 11 assists. As a team, the Hawks shot 49 percent from the field and 12 of 32 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the weary Jazz from the start, taking an early double digit lead which only got bigger in the second half where the Hawks poured in 69 points. The Hawks will face the Knicks after this back-to-back set against the Nets.

Brooklyn Nets

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have been in a major slump as they've lost eight of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping for a better performance after getting run over by the Magic in a 108-81 road defeat on Tuesday. Dennis Schroder led the team with 15 points, Trendon Watford added 14 points off the bench while Nicolas Claxton chipped in with 10 points, but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Nets shot just 39 percent from the field and eight of 31 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace with the Magic from the start and never gave themselves much of a chance after scoring just 19 points in the second quarter and just 15 points in the third. Mikal Bridges had a night to forget as he scored just four points on two of 13 shooting from the field while Lonnie Walker scored just four points on one of nine shooting off the bench.

Brooklyn Nets Player Facts

  • Nicolas Claxton ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.2) this season.
  • Mikal Bridges ranks 11th amongst qualified Forwards for three-pointers made Per Game (2.5) this season.

Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic is one of only two players to have scored 40+ points off the bench in a game this season.
  • Clint Capela ranks 10th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nets rank 29th in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (81.3%).
  • The Nets rank 28th in the league for field goal percentage this season (45.7%).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (13.1).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (93.7).

Hawks vs Nets Prediction

The Hawks are shorthanded once again with Trae Young and Onyeka Okongwu both out, while the Nets are still missing Cam Thomas. The Hawks are coming into this meeting in decent shape after routing the Jazz on Tuesday for their second straight win. In contrast, the Nets are mired in their worst slump of the season and just lost by 37 points to the Magic in their last outing. This should be a close one and I wouldn't be surprised if the Nets got the win at home, but the Hawks represent decent value as the slight underdog here, so I'm going with the Hawks to pull off the minor upset.

 

Peter’s Pick Atlanta +1.5

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