3 Bold Predictions for Hawks vs. Nets: Trust Clint Capela in Brooklyn

Expect Clint Capela to shine in Brooklyn tonight.
Expect Clint Capela to shine in Brooklyn tonight. / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will travel to Brooklyn, NY tonight to take on the Brooklyn Nets for the first time this season. 

Both teams haven’t looked as sharp as we thought they would coming out the gate, but tonight will be a good early season test for both teams. You can check out our full preview for the game here

On top of who will win the game, we have some intriguing prop bets to make tonight.

Here are three bold predictions for tonight’s game.

All odds listed are via WynnBET.

Bold Predictions for Hawks vs. Nets

  • Total OVER 223.0 (+105) 
  • Clint Capela OVER 11.5 Points (-125)
  • Joe Harris OVER 11.5 Points (-115)

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Total OVER 223.0 (+105) 

In two of the last three meetings between these two teams, one team has scored at least 140 points. While those types of up and down games are rare, even if each team is 28 points under that, the over will still hit. Trae Young hasn’t been as dynamic in the early part of this season, but the Nets’ defense is stingy enough to have me worried about his output. On the opposite side, Atlanta has nobody to guard Kevin Durant, so I expect him to have a good game tonight and run up the scoreboard.

Clint Capela OVER 11.5 Points (-125)

Capela isn’t known for his scoring, but he’s gone over this number in two of his last three games. He has started this season on a minutes restriction, but as he is getting himself back into basketball shape, the points will come -- especially with Young passing him the ball. Brooklyn isn’t known for its dominant interior presence, so I expect for Capela to catch a few lobs and eat on the offensive boards tonight. 

Joe Harris OVER 11.5 Points (-115)

Harris has struggled this year, but he is slowly getting back to his form. He’s scored at least 12 points in two of the last three games and is becoming the sharpshooter we know him to be. Harris is still averaging 10 attempts per game, which is good enough volume to get to 12 points. I expect a lot of points in tonight’s game and Harris will be a big factor in that.