Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-7)
The Brooklyn Nets (11-8) head to State Farm Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (8-8). Brooklyn opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The total is set at 221.
The Brooklyn Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the Miami Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 98-85 in their last contest. Brooklyn finished the game with a 40.0% field goal percentage (34 out of 85) and converted 11 out of their 38 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Nets converted 19 of 22 shots for a rate of 86.4%. When discussing grabbing boards, they earned 49 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists in the matchup as well as having 6 steals and 5 blocks. In regard to the defense, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 36.9% from the floor on 31 of 84 shooting. Miami recorded 20 assists and had 3 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Heat had 45 boards (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Miami finished the contest at 70.6% from the free throw line by making 12 of their 17 tries. They made 11 out of their 43 attempts from distance.
Kevin Durant is a guy who came through in this matchup. He totaled 20 points on 6 of 21 shooting. He played 37:46 minutes played and collected 13 rebounds. Durant shot 28.6% from the floor and also dished out 5 dimes. Another guy that came through in this contest for the Nets was James Harden. He pulled down 4 boards and also earned 8 dimes. He ended up shooting 70.0% from the field for the game by shooting 7-of-10 (20 points). When the game finished, Harden was on the court for 34:29 min.
Brooklyn will enter this game with a mark of 11-8 so far this season. They cough up possession 15.5 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Brooklyn is grabbing 45.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 501 assists for the year, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Nets are shooting 39.5% from downtown (276 of 698) and 81.7% from the free throw line. They average 119.1 points per outing (2nd in the league) on 48.8% from the field. Defensively, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. The Nets defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.2% (249 of 388) and they relinquish 44.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 29th in the league in giving up assists with 476 relinquished for the campaign. They are surrendering 35.3% on 3-pointers and they are 25th in the league in points per game allowed (115.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Atlanta Hawks took a defeat with a final score of 129-115 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Hawks earned 22 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 27 in this contest. They turned away 4 shots while recording 8 steals for this game. The Bucks had 16 personal fouls for this game which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a clip of 77.3%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Atlanta made 14 of 39 attempts (35.9%). Overall, the Hawks finished the game shooting 42 out of 83 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.6%. The Hawks allowed the Bucks to convert 50 of 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.9% in the matchup. They finished 32.3% from downtown by hitting 10 out of 31 and finished the game at 19 of 27 at the charity stripe (70.4%). When discussing team rebounding, Atlanta allowed Milwaukee to pull down 52 in total (16 on the offensive side).
De'Andre Hunter was important for the Hawks for this contest. He made 13 of 21 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 61.9%, which got him 33 points. Hunter snagged 4 rebounds in his 41:35 mins of time on the court and accounted for 4 assists for the game. Someone else that was important for Atlanta was John Collins. He was able to score 30 points in his 37:24 minutes on the hardwood by going 12 out of 19 from the floor for the matchup. Collins finished going 63.2% from the field in addition to collecting 3 assists and 7 rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 8-8 for the campaign. The Hawks commit 20.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 80.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.4 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per contest. Atlanta has earned 1,799 points this year (112.4 per contest) and they average 48.7 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Hawks are connecting on 44.3% from the floor, which is 24th in the NBA. The Hawks on defense are ranked 13th in the league in PPG given up with 110.1. The Atlanta defense allows 32.4% on 3-point attempts (185 of 571) and opponents are converting on 81.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 23.6 assists and 45.5 boards per game, which has them ranked 9th and 18th in the league. They have forced 13.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (4th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+7) and over 221 points
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