Monday, October 3 2022

Who’s Playing

Brooklyn @ Atlanta

Current Records: Brooklyn 40-37; Atlanta 40-37

What to Know

The Atlanta Hawks have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Brooklyn Nets and are hoping to record their first win since Jan. 1 of last year. The Hawks have the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. ET April 2 at State Farm Arena. Atlanta knows how to get points on the board — the team has finished with flashy point totals in its past four matchups — so hopefully Brooklyn likes a good challenge.

Atlanta made easy work of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday and carried off a 131-107 victory. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Atlanta had established a 100-75 advantage. It was another big night for their point guard Trae Young, who had 30 points and nine assists.

Meanwhile, the Nets fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 120-119. Despite the defeat, Brooklyn had strong showings from power forward Kevin Durant, who dropped a double-double on 26 points and 11 dimes along with seven rebounds, and small forward Bruce Brown, who had 23 points in addition to five boards and three blocks.

The Hawks are expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Houston Rockets Dec. 13 easily too and instead slipped up with a 132-126. In other words, don’t count Brooklyn out just yet.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena — Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $86.96

Odds

The Nets are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Nets as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -108

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Series History

Brooklyn have won 16 out of their last 23 games against Atlanta.

  • Dec 10, 2021 – Brooklyn 113 vs. Atlanta 105
  • Nov 03, 2021 – Brooklyn 117 vs. Atlanta 108
  • Jan 27, 2021 – Brooklyn 132 vs. Atlanta 128
  • Jan 01, 2021 – Atlanta 114 vs. Brooklyn 96
  • Dec 30, 2020 – Brooklyn 145 vs. Atlanta 141
  • Feb 28, 2020 – Atlanta 141 vs. Brooklyn 118
  • Jan 12, 2020 – Brooklyn 108 vs. Atlanta 86
  • Dec 21, 2019 – Brooklyn 122 vs. Atlanta 112
  • Dec 04, 2019 – Brooklyn 130 vs. Atlanta 118
  • Mar 09, 2019 – Brooklyn 114 vs. Atlanta 112
  • Jan 09, 2019 – Brooklyn 116 vs. Atlanta 100
  • Dec 16, 2018 – Brooklyn 144 vs. Atlanta 127
  • Jan 12, 2018 – Brooklyn 110 vs. Atlanta 105
  • Dec 04, 2017 – Brooklyn 110 vs. Atlanta 90
  • Dec 02, 2017 – Atlanta 114 vs. Brooklyn 102
  • Oct 22, 2017 – Brooklyn 116 vs. Atlanta 104
  • Apr 02, 2017 – Brooklyn 91 vs. Atlanta 82
  • Mar 26, 2017 – Brooklyn 107 vs. Atlanta 92
  • Mar 08, 2017 – Atlanta 110 vs. Brooklyn 105
  • Jan 10, 2017 – Atlanta 117 vs. Brooklyn 97
  • Jan 16, 2016 – Atlanta 114 vs. Brooklyn 86
  • Nov 17, 2015 – Brooklyn 90 vs. Atlanta 88
  • Nov 04, 2015 – Atlanta 101 vs. Brooklyn 87

Source: CBSSports.com

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