Nets vs. Hawks Prediction
Has the total been set too low in today's Nets and Hawks matchup at 1:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hawks are 6.5-point home favorites versus the Nets while the over/under currently sits at 215.5 points, up from the original number of 214.
Brooklyn nets play having lost six of its last 10 games but the team covered in seven of those 10 contests. The Nets' latest loss came two nights ago in Washington as an 11-point underdog. In the 129-108 loss to the Wizards, Justin Hamilton scored 20 points off the bench while nabbing six rebounds, while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 19 points with seven boards.
Atlanta enters play having lost seven of its last 10 games and is just 4-6 against the number during that span. The Hawks dropped their sixth consecutive game two nights ago in Milwaukee, falling to the Bucks 100-97 as a 6.5-point underdog. Dennis Schroder had 28 points, seven boards and seven assists in the loss, while Dwight Howard finished with a double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
OUR PREDICTION: The over has cashed in five of the Nets' last seven road games, is 5-2 in their last seven games coming off a loss, and is 6-2-1 in their last nine games played on Sunday. The over is also 4-1-1 in the Hawks' last six games versus Atlantic Division opponents.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: NETS/HAWKS OVER 215.5