Hawks vs Nets Prediction NBA Picks 3/2/24

Brooklyn Nets (23-36) vs Atlanta Hawks (26-33)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 3:00 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks pay a visit to the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Saturday afternoon. Here’s a Hawks vs Nets Prediction.

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have been in decent shape as they've split their last eight games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting embarrassed by the Nets in a 124-97 road loss on Thursday. Dejounte Murray led the team with 28 points, six rebounds and five assists, Jalen Johnson added 14 points while De'Andre Hunter chipped in with 12 points off the bench. As a team, the Hawks shot 43 percent from the field and eight of 28 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and managed just 16 points in the first quarter to fall behind by double digits right away and things only got worse in the second half where they got outscored by 68-47 as they had no answer for the Nets' Cameron Johnson who drained seven 3-pointers on his way to game-high 29 points.

Brooklyn Nets

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have been in a slump as they've lost eight of their last 11 games overall, but they will be feeling much better after blowing past the Hawks in a massive win on Thursday. Cameron Johnson led the team with 29 points on 10 of 15 shooting, Dennis Schroder added 23 points with eight rebounds and seven assists while Mikal Bridges chipped in with 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Nets shot 51 percent from the field and a sizzling 22 of 46 from the 3-point line as they set the tone defensively by holding the Hawks to just 16 points in the first quarter, before they caught fire in the second half to lead by as many as 31 points at one stage. The Nets will face the Grizzlies after this game.

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Brooklyn Nets Player Facts

  • Nicolas Claxton ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.1) 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 (10.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nets rank 29th in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (81.1%).
  • The Nets rank 29th in the league for free throws made per game this season (15.5).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (13.0).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (93.5).

Hawks vs Nets Prediction

The Hawks are still shorthanded with Trae Young still ruled out, while the Nets are still without Cam Thomas and they are keeping an eye on Ben Simmons who is questionable for this one. The Hawks came into Thursday's meeting with the Nets as the team in better form, but they were always on the back foot after struggling to get their offense going. It's always tough to beat the same team twice in a row, but even though I'm expecting a better performance from the Hawks, I'm sticking with the Nets to get the job done at home again.

Peter’s Pick Brooklyn -2.5

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