Hawks vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/11

Hawks vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/11

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Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta, GA; Sunday, 5:30 p.m. EST

Spread: DEN -2.5
Over/Under: 240.5

Introduction

The Denver Nuggets (14-9) take on the Atlanta Hawks (9-12) at State Farm Arena on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. EST. The Nuggets, looking to break a three-game slide, are favored with a -2.5 points spread. This preview analyzes key player statistics, recent team performances, and provides a prediction for the game.

 

Team Analysis

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets, currently fourth in the Western Conference, face the Hawks after three consecutive losses. The availability of key players like Jamal Murray and Jay Huff will impact their performance.

Player Spotlight: Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic, leading with 28.4 points per game and an impressive 53.5% field goal percentage, is a key player for the Nuggets.

 

Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks, currently tenth in the Eastern Conference, look to improve their 3-6 home record. The game's outcome may be influenced by the availability of players like De'Andre Hunter.

Player Spotlight: Trae Young

Trae Young, averaging 27.2 points per game with an 86.8% free throw percentage, is crucial for the Hawks' strategy.

 

Game Insights

The Nuggets open as favorites with a -2.5 points spread, and the over/under is set at 240.5 points. The high over/under suggests expectations of a high-scoring game.

Given the offensive capabilities of both teams and the high over/under, the pick for this game is the over of 240.5 points.

Top Performers

Key performers for the game include Nikola Jokic for the Nuggets and Trae Young for the Hawks. Their individual performances will significantly impact the scoring.

Injuries

For the Nuggets, Jamal Murray and Jay Huff are listed as questionable. De'Andre Hunter is listed as questionable for the Hawks.

 

Prediction

Expect an exciting and high-scoring game between the Nuggets and the Hawks. With both teams having offensive firepower and the over/under set at 240.5 points, the prediction is that the total points scored will surpass this mark. The total has gone over in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta and it has gone over in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games against Denver.

 

Pick: Over 240.5 Points

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