Nets win against decimated Hawks?
Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks is a thrilling clash in the Eastern Conference next night. The home side have won three of the last four meetings, but the only defeat within this review came in the last meeting.
However, that one was still some time ago, as it took place last season in April of this year.
Brooklyn Nets – Statistics & current form
The Nets recently had to do without Ben Simmons again. The first pick of 2016 is suffering from a knee injury. Previously, Simmons was in good form, which is why his injury was particularly annoying for Brooklyn.
Against the Hawks, however, a return to the court could be on the cards. Brooklyn head coach Jacque Vaughn, who was also the head coach of the Orlando Magic during his career, can also continue to rely on Kevin Durant.
KD averaged 30 points in the past two games and only five players in the NBA rank ahead of the “Slim Reaper” in scoring.
Irving has trouble in front of his own crowd
On the other hand, it is less pleasing that Kyrie Irving seems to be a bit unfamiliar with the home Barclays Center so far this season.
While “Uncle Drew” has a field goal rate of around 54 percent in the visiting games, it is more than eight percent less in the home games.
This results in a difference of around three points less in the home encounters, although Irving actually plays over two minutes more on average in these.
Atlanta Hawks – Statistics & current form
At the Hawks, Trae Young recently tied a great record with the most games played in the history of the franchise from “A-Town” with a double-digit haul in assists.
With this, the guard broke an age-old record held by none other than Doc Rivers – known to be the coach of Philadelphia these days and the last time the now 61-year-old was active as a player in Atlanta was in 1991!
“Ice Trae” is thus pursuing his favourite pastime of putting on the buckets of his team-mates with similar verve this season as in previous years.
Tyrese Halliburton (11) alone is ahead of Young in the corresponding rating with 9.5 assists per game. The visitors, however, have to do without shooting guard Dejounte Murray since the last game against New York.
Against the Knicks, the 26-year-old had to leave the court at Madison Square Garden after only a few minutes due to an ankle injury and will be out for the next two weeks.
Brooklyn Nets – Atlanta Hawks Tip
In the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks, the prediction includes a home win with at least an eight-point difference. The visitors will have to do without their scoring guard Dejounte Murray and forward John Collins will also be unable to play due to injury.
In addition, the appearance of another forward in the person of De’Andre Hunter is at least in serious jeopardy due to a hip injury.
On the other hand, Ben Simmons, an important player for the Nets, returns to the squad and the home side has been strong at home lately anyway. The Brooklyn team has won eight of its last ten home games.
In addition, the Hawks have not been very successful in their recent visits to the Barclays Center: Only one win in the last four years and seven away games at the Nets!