Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 2 (12/2): NBA
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- Dec 2, 2022, 7:12:57 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Nuggets money line||-125|
|Nuggets spread||-1.5 (-110)|
|Hawks money line||+105|
|Hawks spread||+1.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||231.5|
2022-2023 season stats
|Denver Nuggets||Atlanta Hawks|
|Road / home record||8-5||7-4|
|Points per game||115.00||113.78|
|Points allowed per game||113.22||113.00|
|Rebounds per game||43.89||44.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||40.89||45.56|
|Over / under record||10-11||12-10|
The Atlanta Hawks return home to host the Denver Nuggets at the State Farm Arena on Friday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and the Nuggets won and covered the spread in both games.
The Nuggets get here with a 14-7 and are 8-5 on the road so far this season ranking 1st in the Northwest Division. The Nuggets have gone 11-4 against Western Conference teams. Denver is sixth in the league scoring 16.0 fast break points per game led by Michael Porter Jr. averaging 3.7.
Nikola Jokic is scoring 22.7 points per game and averaging 9.8 rebounds for the Nuggets. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.
In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 6-4, averaging 114.4 points, 43.2 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 51.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points per game.
The Hawks have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 7-4 at home so far ranking 1st in the Southeast Division. Atlanta is fourth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding with 44.6 rebounds. Clint Capela leads the Hawks with 12.1 boards.
Young is scoring 27.8 points per game with 2.9 rebounds and 9.6 assists for the Hawks. Dejounte Murray is averaging 21 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.7 steals over the past 10 games for Atlanta.
In their last 10 games the Hawks are 4-6, averaging 111.2 points, 43.4 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 8.7 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points.
Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Atlanta.
Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Atlanta.
Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Denver are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
Atlanta are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games.
Atlanta are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games against Denver.
The Hawks have been up and down this season and they're now dealing with a lot of injuries. The Nuggets have won 4 games in a row and are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs Atlanta. I don't see how the shorthanded Hawks can keep up with the Nuggets offense. Take Denver.
PICK: Nuggets -1.5 (-110)
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