Monday Quick Pick: Nets-Hawks Matchup Will be Shootout in Atlanta

Jordan Sharp

Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 4:42 PM UTC

The Brooklyn Nets are heading into Atlanta on Monday night in what should be a game dominated by the wings and guards. That could also lead to a faster-paced game with little defense, which means another 'over' play could be in order.

Free NBA Pick: Over 219Best Line Offered: Bovada

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Nets vs. Hawks

Both of these teams are allowing more than 110 points per game over their last five contests, and against one another things might get worse for the sportsbooks tonight with a total of 219. Even though neither team is very good offensively with either injuries or tanking to thank for that, this is the NBA. If your defense is bad enough, the offense is going to come.

That’s also thanks to pace. The only way bad offensive teams can hope to score in this league is give themselves more shots at the goal. Brooklyn is playing at a pace of nearly 105 possessions per game, and even though the Hawks have slipped to 100 possessions per contest that should be more than enough with both teams owning defensive ratings of more than 110.

So far this season these two teams have cashed the 'under' in both games against one another but that was due to both teams putting up a dud in one of them. Both should be above 110 points tonight.

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