Brooklyn vs Atlanta Hawks by Demogorgon
The Nets will host the Hawks for the second home game of the season, looking to get their second straight win against a team taht is obviously not in the best condition.
I liked the offensive efficiency and the performance by the Nets during their win against the Magic (126-121), shoting with 56,9 2P FG and a little above 30% from beyond the arc. I think that this team has to focus on offense, since there is no way they could win games out of D, though since they added many new talented players with the ability to shot from aall ranges and play fast basketball, they have to focus on that.
Now, they face a team that is doing very well in defense and has approched a lower tempo over the past 1,5 years, looking to go to organized offenses and defenses, so it will be nice to see how the Nets will respond to that.
ATLANTA on the other hand seems to be struggling offensively so far, shotinf with 51% FG against the Mavericks (who are not amongst the top defensive teams) and then a terrible 37% FG against the Hornets which showed what was obvious from the very first game of the season. Luckily today they face a team taht is very weak in defense and got even worse with Lin's injury, so this is a good chance for the visitors to get the W and built momentum as they have high expectations this season.
I wont analyze those teams any further, as i am picking an alternatie bet here, with Crabbe's total points. He is a pleyer that can make his opponents bleed if he gets hot form the 3p line. In his last game vs the Magic he was not good, shooting with 01 2p, 1-4 3p but 6/6 ft's and he was not used as much as expected 22min as he was clearly off. In his first match of the season he had 1-2 2p, 2-3 3p and 4-5 ft with a total of 12 points, which was not great compared to the 131p of his team but his general performance was great.
The reason why i picked him is because the Hawks do not have adequate cover in SG position, with Belineli being more of an offensive player and slow on defense, while T.Dorsey, his back-up is clearly not at the required level. Crabbe should stay long in this match and his team will count a lot on his perfomrnace, so i find this line extremely small.
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|Player Performances- Allen Crabbe (BKN NetS)- Over 10,5 Points||Bet365||1.72||10||20 WON (+7.2 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.