Betting Angle Points Towards Nets vs. Hawks Going 'Under' in Game 5 for Your NBA Picks

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 4:54 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015 4:54 PM UTC

Our NBA consultant hones in on the total for Wednesday’s Game 5 of the series between Brooklyn and Atlanta. Take the time to read this revealing betting preview article which includes an outstanding 25-6 NBA totals system that has more than passed the test of time.

Pivotal Game 5 of Series between Nets and Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday at 7:05 PM ET. According to the NBA betting odds at Wagerweb, Atlanta is a 9.0 point favorite, and the posted total is 200.0. The home team has won each of the first four games of the series, and three of the four have gone under the total.


Nets Update
The Nets 120-115 overtime win in Game 4 of the series easily went over the total of 198.0. That stopped a string of seven consecutive Brooklyn games going under the number. The Nets have gone under the total in 26 of their 43-games (60.5%) on the road this season. Brooklyn has done a very good job defensively in this series, holding Atlanta to 98.2 points per game and 41.5% shooting from the floor. Both of those figures are well below the regular season averages (102.3/46.4%) posted by the Hawks.


Hawks News
The Atlanta Hawks enter Game 5 of the series having failed to cover in seven consecutive games, and have lost five of the seven outright. On a more positive note, Atlanta is a terrific 37-6 at home this season and also went a profitable 26-17 ATS in those contests. The Hawks have held opponents to only an average of 94.8 points per contest during their 43-games at home. Game 4 of the series going over the total broke a streak of four straight staying under the number by Atlanta.

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NBA Totals Betting System
Brooklyn is coming off home underdog straight up wins over the Atlanta in Games 3 and 4 of the series. Despite those wins, the Nets are just 40-46 overall this season. The combination of all of these factors creates an extremely profitable totals betting angle which I’ll utilize when making my NBA picks on Wednesday.

Any team (Brooklyn) with a total of 200.0 or more, coming off two or more straight up wins in a row as a home underdog, and they have a losing record for the season, resulted in that team going under the total in 25 of those 31-games (80.6%) since 1996. Those 31-games have seen 71% of those go under the total by 7.0 points or more.

NBA Pick: Brooklyn and Atlanta to go under the total of 200 at BetOnline

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