Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets 12/28/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets 12/28/22
Wed 28th December 2022

The Brooklyn Nets (22-12, 10-7 Away), the league’s top shooting team, are on the road to face the Atlanta Hawks (17-17, 11-6 Home) on Wednesday. Brooklyn beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 125-117 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday, their ninth win in a row.

Kyrie Irving led the way with 32 points. The Nets are third in the Eastern Conference, two games behind the Boston Celtics. Atlanta is playing the second of a back-to-back after losing yesterday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, falling to the Indiana Pacers 129-114.

John Collins had 26 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to lead the team. The Hawks are the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. After taking the only previous season meeting against Atlanta 120-116 at Barclays Center on December 9, Brooklyn will be aiming for a season sweep.

Kevin Durant led the Nets with 34 points. Trae Young had 33 points in the loss. Durant is averaging 30.0 points per game, sixth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Nets in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Nicolas Claxton is grabbing 8.4 rebounds per game, and Ben Simmons is dishing 5.7 assists.

Young (27.3 ppg) has supplied much of the Hawks’ offense. Young also has doled out 9.9 assists per game, second-most in the league. Clint Capela has averaged 11.9 rebounds per game.

The Nets rank as the league’s most accurate field goal shooting team at 51.0%.The Nets have had the advantage in the last 10 trips to State Farm Arena, winning seven.

Brooklyn is pursuing a sixth consecutive road win this season. Meanwhile, the Hawks are 1-3 this season when playing the second of a back-to-back and 1-1 in such games against rested opponents. The Nets are 1-1 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Brooklyn is 9-1 with an average margin of +7.6 (121.1-113.5). For the season, the Nets are averaging 114.4 points per game, compared to 111.3 for opponents. Atlanta has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 119.3 points per game on average while scoring only 115.8 (-3.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
T.J. Warren: 18.8 | 12.9 | +5.9
Seth Curry: 7.8 | 12.3 | -4.6
Points per game:
T.J. Warren: 12.6 | 8.6 | +4.0
Assists per game:
Ben Simmons: 7.4 | 5.7 | +1.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
Onyeka Okongwu: 8.6 | 6.8 | +1.8

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Atlanta Hawks (+200)

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