Hawks @ Nets: Atlanta heads into Brooklyn on Wednesday night
Hawks @ Nets NBA odds spreads and predictions
The Atlanta Hawks will travel to Brooklyn to square off against the Nets on Wednesday night.
The Hawks will look to make it two wins in a row.
Rookie Trae Young finished with 19 points, and DeAndre' Bembry added 17 points for the Hawks in a 106-82 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday night.
Jeremy Lin contributed 15 points and five assists off the bench, and John Collins had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks.
Kevin Huerter had a nice game as well as he put together a 10-point, 8-rebound, and 7-assist performance for Atlanta.
The Hawks are 12-27 so far this season, which includes a 5-17 away record.
When is it? Wednesday January 9th
What time is tip off? 7:30 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Barclays Center
Which channel is it on? YES Network
The Brooklyn Nets, on the other hand, will look to rebound after a loss on Monday night.
Rodions Kurucs finished with a game-high 24 points for the Nets in a 116-95 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Spencer Dinwiddie added 15 points off the bench, Kenneth Faried had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Ed Davis contributed 11 points and nine rebounds, and Shabazz Napier chipped in 10 points, five rebounds, and six assists for the Nets.
The Nets' loss to the Celtics was only their fourth in their last 16 games.
Brooklyn is 20-22 so far this year, which includes a 10-11 home record.
Hawks @ Nets Spread
The Brooklyn Nets are giving the Hawks 9 points in this basketball game.
I expect the Hawks to bounce back after their Dec. 16 loss at Brooklyn. Not exactly sure if Atlanta comes away with a win, however, I believe the Hawks will cover the 9-point spread in this matchup.
Take the Hawks +9 points on the road in this one.
Hawks @ Nets Over/Under
The over/under is set at 227 total points in this matchup.
My final score prediction: Brooklyn Nets 118, Atlanta Hawks 114.
Roll with the over in this contest.
Where the game will be won or lost
The last time the Hawks and Nets squared off back on Dec. 16, Brooklyn came away with a convincing victory.
Behind a game-high 32 points from D'Angelo Russell, the Nets won their fifth straight game, as they came away with a 144-127 victory over the Hawks in that December matchup.
Brooklyn will once again need to rely on Russell, as well as Spencer Dinwiddie (17.1 ppg). The Nets will be without Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert in this one.
The Hawks will not only need Trae Young to step up in this road matchup, but they will need solid performances from John Collins, who leads the team in points (18.3 ppg), and rebounds (10.3 rbp).
Taurean Prince, Kent Bazemore and Jeremy Lin should all play significant roles for the Hawks on Wednesday night in Brooklyn as well.