Hawks vs. Nets - NBA Pick, December 2nd

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:17 PM UTC

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 6:17 PM UTC

After cashing our two NBA Picks on Friday night, I am attacking a matinee game here on Saturday. The Nets are getting healthier, and they are hosting the very unhealthy Atlanta Hawks this afternoon as -5 favorites with a total of 218 ½.

Hawks vs Nets

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Free NBA Pick: OVER 218 ½Best Line Offered: at 5 Dimes

Watching two bad teams is not the best way to spend your Saturday afternoon, but this game has some potential to be a moneymaker. The Hawks are in dire straights right now. They lost one of their best defensive players and anchor down low in Dewayne Dedmon, and that’s not the only issue for Atlanta.

Promising rookie John Collins is also out for a while now too, and without Mike Muscala, the Hawks are razor thin up front. Ersan Ilyasova and Miles Plumlee are the two best centers going for Atlanta right now, and that is going to be a huge problem defensively.

Not only that, but the Nets are getting healthier. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Allen Crabbe are both probable for this game, and those two likely account as their two best players right now until D’Angelo Russell comes back.

Until then though, the Nets are going to have no problem carving up the Hawks. Atlanta is already giving up 111.1 points per 100 possessions this season, which ranks 28th in the league.

The Hawks have also cashed the over in three of their last four games, allowing 113.3 points per game during that stretch. The Nets on the other hand are giving up and scoring 115 points per game at home this season. Even with the Hawks not all full strength, they have the ability to put up 108 to 110 points this afternoon to cash the over, in what should be a very lightly defended game on both sides. Be sure to check the SBR NBA Odds to pinpoint the best line for you.

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