PreviewMatchupProps
Atlanta Hawks
3-6
+12
u77%
-12
60%
Denver Nuggets
7-2
Tue, Nov 12 - 9:00p ET   |   AL2   |   Pepsi Center
By Landon Smith

Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets NBA Preview / Basketball Free Picks

The Denver Nuggets just need to keep the game close in the final seconds and star center Nikola Jokic will provide the winning touch.

 

Betting Odds & Stats
Atlanta HawksLinesDenver Nuggets
+565Opening Odds-909
+12 (-110)Spread-12 (-110)
Over 226.5 (-110)TotalUnder 226.5 (-120)
Atlanta HawksConcensusDenver Nuggets
0%Spread0%
Over 0%TotalUnder 0%
Atlanta HawksScore and statDenver Nuggets
104.2Predicted Score111.8
3-6 (4-5 ATS)Stats/Additional7-2 (3-5-1 ATS)

 

Reason for Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets NBA Picks

Atlanta Hawks +12

The Hawks lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in overtime on Sunday 124-113 and fell to 3-6. Trae Young led the Hawks in the loss with 35 points and 10 assists. The Hawks have lost six of the last seven after starting 2-0. Atlanta ran out of gas in OT as the Hawks were outscored 17-6.

The Hawks lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in overtime on Sunday 124-113 and fell to 3-6. Trae Young led the Hawks in the loss with 35 points and 10 assists. The Hawks have lost six of the last seven after starting 2-0. Atlanta ran out of gas in OT as the Hawks were outscored 17-6.

Atlanta has struggled offensively this season, averaging 104.4 points per game. The team is shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 29 percent from three-point range.

Trae Young leads the Hawks with 26.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 8.4 assists per game. Jabari Parker is averaging 17.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Kevin Huerter is averaging 9.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

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Denver Nuggets -12

Denver looks for its fifth straight victory when hosting the Hawks on Tuesday. The Nuggets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday 100-98 as Nikola Jokic sank a fadeaway jump shot with just over two seconds remaining for the win. The Nuggets big man sank the winning basket just two days ago to beat Philadelphia. With the win, Denver improved to 7-2.

Five Nuggets average in double figures led by Jamal Murray’s 18.8 points per game. Nikola Jokic continues to be dominant averaging 16.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game, while Will Barton, Paul Millsap, and Gary Harris average 14.9, 12.1, and 11.1 points per game respectively.

Denver hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 103.3 points per game, which is 27th in the league. The team is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three-point range.

Jamal Murray leads the team with 18.8 points, five rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. Nikola Jokic is averaging 16.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and six assists per game, while Will Barton is averaging 14.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

 

The Pick: Denver Nuggets -12, Over 226.5