Spotlight Sports Pick Of The Day- Brooklyn Nets (+10.5)
I have nothing but respect for what the Atlanta Hawks have done this season. Going undefeated for an entire month and coming from, seemingly, out of nowhere to finish first place in the East. The Nets, on the hand, limped into the playoffs and have underachieved all season. Thus, this pick may be a bit puzzling but I feel that once you get to the playoffs it’s an entirely different ballgame. The Nets have been to the playoffs over the past three seasons with the same core of payers and have had some success. Before game 1 on Sunday, the Hawks hadn’t even played a competitive game in over a month. I’m not saying that the Nets are going to win but I do expect them to keep it close and if they do push the Hawks it’ll be interesting to see how the Hawks respond. Regardless, more than 10 points is something I’m willing to jump on and pick Brooklyn and their veterans in this one.