The Brooklyn Nets (23-16) have won nine of 11 games under interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo, which is an important factor to consider when making your NBA against-the-spread picks on Friday night, as they welcome the Atlanta Hawks (22-16) inside the Barclays Center.
Sports bettors will find that the Nets are six-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 192 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Eastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction on the total along the way.
The Atlanta Hawks came away with a 109-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets as three-point home favorites on Wednesday night, while going OVER the posted total of 187.5.
Sports bettors will find that the Hawks are 0-2 against the spread when playing as road underdogs of six to 6.5 points.
The Brooklyn Nets have enjoyed their best success when holding opponents under 100 points during the 2012-13 NBA season—winning 19 of 24 games when accomplishing that feat.
Sports bettors will find that the Nets are 0-4 against the spread as home favorites of six to 6.5 points this year.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their NBA picks on Friday night, as the UNDER is 5-1 in the Hawks' last six games on the road, while the Nets have fallen short of the number in five of their last seven following a straight-up loss.
NBA Pick: Under 192