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NBA Picks: Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 18, 2013

NBA Picks: Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets

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    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.

Atlanta Hawks

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    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.

Brooklyn Nets

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    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.

Prediction

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    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

     

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