Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets Prediction 4/6/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (36-41) travel to face off against the Denver Nuggets (53-24) on Saturday, April 6th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ALT. Both the Hawks and Nuggets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Hawks vs Nuggets

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The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 17 for Atlanta against the Mavericks which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 40%. While Dejounte Murray was 2nd on the team with 16 points, Atlanta fell short in the game with a final score of 109-95.

So far this season, the Hawks are 36-41 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are 10th and are 3rd in the Southeast division.

Atlanta’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 28-49 for the season. This season, Atlanta has a 15-26 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 13-23 when playing as underdogs.

The Nuggets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Nuggets is coming off a loss to the Clippers in their latest game, ending with a score of 102-100. The Nuggets not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -3.5 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 202 points fell short of the set over/under line of 220.5.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Hawks, the Nuggets are looking to add to their above .500 record of 53-24. On the road, the Nuggets are 22-16 this season compared to a 31-8 record at home.

Denver currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 34-41 at this point. As the favorite this season, Denver is 29-36 vs. the spread while going 5-5 as the underdog.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

The Atlanta offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 5th ranked offense at 118.8 points per game.

On the season, the Hawks are averaging 118.8 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. However, they have been slightly better offensively at home, where they are averaging 122.4 points per game.

One area where the Hawks have excelled this season is offensive rebounding. They are 2nd in the league in offensive rebounds per game at 12.6.

When it comes to pace of play, the Hawks are 6th in the NBA. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 19th in the league.

Nuggets Offense Breakdown

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The Nuggets come into today’s game as the 14th ranked scoring offense at 114.3 points per game.

At home, the Nuggets are averaging 118.0 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. Overall, Denver is 14th in scoring at 114.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Nuggets are 5th in the league at 49%. However, they are last in three-point attempts per game and 27th in three-point makes.

When it comes to pace, the Nuggets are 28th in the NBA at 96.1 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 3rd in the league at 29.3 per game. In terms of free throws, Denver is 29th in both attempts and makes.

Overall, the Nuggets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.8% of their games this season. In their last two games, they have scored below their season average. At home, Denver has a 55% two-point field goal percentage, which is 10th in the NBA.

Hawks Team Defense

Currently, the Hawks’ defense holds the 27th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.0 points per game. The Hawks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Mavericks offense to just 40% shooting. Overall, they gave up 109 points to Dallas.

Nuggets Team Defense

Currently, the Nuggets’ defense holds the 6th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.6 points per game. Denver’s defense is currently forcing 11.8 turnovers per game, which is 5th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 11th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.5 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Hawks And Nuggets

In today’s game, our projections have Dejounte Murray leading the Hawks with 23 points on 9/19 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.5 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Nikola Jokic as the leading scorer for the Nuggets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 13 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 57.9%, and he is contributing 26.5 points per game on average.

Hawks vs Nuggets Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 107 points per game.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Nuggets offense has averaged 110 points per game while allowing an average of 107. Denver posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Hawks have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Nuggets have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-2.

Hawks vs Nuggets Prediction

The Hawks come in as the underdog at +12.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 221 and our model has the Hawks and Nuggets finishing with a combined 222 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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