An Eastern Conference battle features the Atlanta Hawks (26-33) going on the road to play the Brooklyn Nets (23-36) on Saturday. This will be the final regular season outing between these clubs. Brooklyn owns a 2-1 edge over Atlanta. The Hawks are 10th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Nets are right behind them in the 11th spot. Trae Young (finger) is out for Atlanta, while Ben Simmons (leg) and Cam Thomas (ankle) have been ruled out for Brooklyn. 

Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in New York. Atlanta is a 1-point favorite in the latest Hawks vs. Nets odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 219. Before making any Nets vs. Hawks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine's proven model

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Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Hawks. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Hawks vs. Nets:

  • Nets vs. Hawks spread: Hawks -1
  • Nets vs. Hawks over/under: 219 points
  • Nets vs. Hawks money line: Hawks -116, Nets -103
  • BKN: The Brooklyn Nets have hit the 1Q game total Under in 29 of their last 39 games
  • ATL: The Atlanta Hawks have hit the team total Over in 43 of their last 71 games
  • Nets vs. Hawks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Hawks can cover

Forward De'Andre Hunter thrives on both sides of the floor. Hunter can score from all three levels and attacks the defense in many different ways in transition. The Virginia product averages 15.3 points, four rebounds and shoots 41.8% from beyond the arc.

Center Clint Capela brings athleticism and length to the paint. Capela continues to be an active rebounder on the glass and does a great job protecting the paint. The 29-year-old is 10th in NBA in rebounds (10.5) with 11.1 points and 1.5 blocks per game. He's recorded 23 double-doubles this season. See who to back at SportsLine

Why the Nets can cover

Forward Mikal Bridges brings excellent effort onto both ends of the court. He plays with great anticipation to beat defenders to the spot and has a knack for forcing opposing ball handlers into difficult shots. The Villanova product logs 21.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. In the Feb. 13 loss to Celtics, Bridges had 27 points and three assists.

Forward Cameron Johnson is another solid contributor in the frontcourt. Johnson has a sweet jumper but will put the ball on the deck to attack the lane. The North Carolina product puts up 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and shoots 38% from downtown. On Feb. 26, Johnson finished with 12 points and three assists. See who to back at SportsLine.

How to make Hawks vs. Nets picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 231 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. You can only see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Nets vs. Hawks, and which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 63-39 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.