Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 4/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta Hawks (40-37) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (40-37) at State Farm Arena on Saturday.
The Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the Bucks and ended up losing by a score of 120-119 in their last contest. Brooklyn ended the game with a 46.4% FG percentage (45 out of 97) and converted 18 out of their 37 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Nets knocked down 11 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 68.8%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 41 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 31 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When discussing defense, Brooklyn allowed 44.9% from the field on 40 out of 89 shooting. Milwaukee dished out 57 dimes and had 17 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Milwaukee grabbed 46 rebounds (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Milwaukee finished shooting 82.4% at the free throw line by converting 28 of 34 shots. They made 12 of their 41 shots from downtown. In reference to fouls, the Nets finished with 25 while the Bucks racked up 22 fouls.
Kevin Durant is one player who was a major contributor in this matchup. Durant finished shooting 47.6% from the field and also earned 11 dimes. He was on the court for 45 mins and also collected 7 rebounds. He was able to score 26 points on 10 out of 21 shooting.
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Brooklyn will take the court with a mark of 40-37 so far this season. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.1 boards per game and has tallied 1,944 assists for the year, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing. The Nets are connecting on 35.9% on 3-point shots (874 of 2,433) and 80.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.5 points per outing (9th in the NBA) while shooting 47.4% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Nets have forced 13.5 turnovers every game and they draw 19.7 fouls. They are conceding 34.6% on shots from distance while they are 21st in the league in points per game allowed (112.2). The Nets defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.3% (3,145 of 6,941) and they relinquish 44.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 10th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,845 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Hawks walked away with a victory by a final of 131-107 when they faced the Cavaliers. The Hawks were able to pull down 36 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 48 in this game. They gave up possession 8 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Cavaliers earned 14 fouls in this matchup which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for 28 tries. They were able to make 24 of them for a rate of 85.7%. When talking about three-point attempts, Atlanta converted 17 of 39 tries (43.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Hawks walked away from this one shooting 45 out of 91 from the field which had them sitting at 49.5%. The Hawks permitted the Cavaliers to knock down 39 of 90 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.3% in the game. They finished 23.3% from distance by going 7 out of 30 and ended up going 22 of 28 from the charity stripe (78.6%). Regarding team rebounding, Atlanta permitted Cleveland to snag 32 overall (15 on the offensive side).
Trae Young ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks in this matchup. Young racked up 30 points in his 28 mins on the court and totaled 9 assists for this game. He knocked down 9 out of 17 for the game giving him a rate of 52.9%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 40-37 for the season. The Hawks have committed 18.7 personal fouls every game and they shoot 81.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.6 times per game (14th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per contest. Atlanta has totaled 8,756 points on the season (113.7 per contest) and they pull in 43.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Hawks are hitting on 47.0% from the floor, which is 6th in basketball.
The Hawks defensively are ranked 22nd in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.4. They have forced 12.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the floor (26th in the league). The Atlanta defense allows 36.4% on 3-pointers (987 of 2,709) and opponents are converting on 79.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.7 assists and 43.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 25th and 11th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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