There’s a chance these teams could meet in the play-in tournament. However, the Brooklyn Nets (41-35) hope to avoid falling that far, and the Atlanta Hawks (38-38) hope to climb out of the play-in with the little time they have left.
Atlanta’s been on an impressive run of .500, going from 24-24 to the 38-38 record they hold now. The Hawks’ latest performance was a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, a game that saw Atlanta fend off a fourth-quarter rally. Let’s see if they can build off of that.
Brooklyn’s last game was a nine-point home win against the Rockets that was powered by a big fourth quarter. The Nets were recently on a five-game losing streak but have won two of three since snapping it. Brooklyn only holds the sixth seed by 1.5 games, so every game is crucial.
The Nets are up 2-1 in the season series, but the Hawks won the latest matchup. Let’s see who will take Hawks vs. Nets this time.
Hawks vs. Nets Match Details
Fixture: Atlanta Hawks @ Brooklyn Nets
Date and Time: Friday, March 31, 2023, 7:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Barclays Center
Hawks vs. Nets Injury Report
Only one player is ruled out for this game, with a few other players prepared to suit up tonight.
Hawks vs. Nets Odds
|Hawks||-2.0 (-110)||Over 240.0 (-110)||-130|
|Nets||+2.0 (-110)||Under 240.0 (-110)||+110|
Hawks vs. Nets Starting 5s
Hawks: PG – Trae Young, SG – Dejounte Murray, SF – De’Andre Hunter, PF – John Collins, C – Clint Capela
Nets: PG – Spencer Dinwiddie, SG – Mikal Bridges, SF – Cameron Johnson, PF – Dorian Finney-Smith, C – Nic Claxton
Hawks vs. Nets Prediction
Atlanta’s issues climbing over .500 this season can be traced to the team’s performance on the road, where the Hawks are 16-22 this season. If not for the Washington Wizards, the Hawks would have a seven-game losing streak on the road right now, including a loss to the lowly Spurs two weeks ago. Brooklyn has struggled to string together strong performances since the trade deadline, but the team is healthy right now and needs this game. If the Nets’ showing in Miami is any indication, they’ll show up and pull it out. Take the Nets to win at home.