Free NBA Pick: Nuggets vs Hawks NBA Odds
Looking for Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Nuggets taking on the Hawks on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(23-28) Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks (30-22)
Date: Wednesday February 8th, 2017
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Atlanta -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 223
Live NBA Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Coming off an impressive 23-point win against an improving Dallas Mavericks team, the Denver Nuggets will travel to Atlanta to take on the Hawks.
Atlanta is coming off a very bad 25-point loss to the Utah Jazz and will look to bounce back and beat a Nuggets team that gives up over 111 points per night.
The Denver offense and the Denver defense could not be more of polar opposites this season.
The offense scores over 110 points a game, putting it 4th in the NBA, while the defense gives up 111 per game, putting it third worst in the league.
The offense can’t keep up with the poor defense, especially against good teams. The Atlanta Hawks are a good team and it’ll take a lot on both ends for the Nuggets to stop them.
Denver will be playing with a very banged up squad, as point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will likely sit out with a back injury.
Forward Danilo Gallinari will also be out with this game due to a strained left groin. And Kenneth Faried is away from the team due to a personal matter and his status for Wednesday is unknown.
If all three guys are out, the Nuggets are losing its top scorer in Gallinari and two other players that average double figures in points.
This will mean that guys like Nikola Jokic will have to step up and carry even more of the load. Jokic has been wonderful this year, averaging 15.5 points on 59% shooting during his sophomore season.
The Atlanta Hawks have vastly improved over the past six weeks, after having a shaky start to the season. A lot of that can be attributed to the solid team defense, a defense that gives up just 104.2 points per game. The Hawks were able to limit a fantastic 3-point shooting Houston team the other night and grab a 5-point win.
If Atlanta continues to play that kind of defense against good opponents, there’s no telling how many more games this squad can win.
Offensively, the team has also shown improvement. Starting point guard Dennis Schroder is having a solid year, averaging 17.3 points and 6.3 assists. Schroder has shined in his first year as a starter after the Hawks traded away Jeff Teague to Indiana.
His backup has been great as well. Tim Hardaway Jr. is having his best ever season, averaging 12.6 points on 44.5% shooting. He has an absolutely brilliant game against the Rockets, scoring 33 points (23 in the 4th quarter).
NBA Betting Trends:
- Denver is 3-2 ATS in the last five games
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in three of Atlanta’s last five games
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Denver can score the ball against bad defenses, but Atlanta can defend the ball so it won’t be that easy for the Nuggets. Atlanta has been great on both sides of the ball recently and I expect the Hawks to get the W here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Atlanta -5.5
Atlanta has covered the spread in two of the last three games, including one against the tough Houston Rockets. Atlanta should be able to cover against a Nuggets team that gives up 111 points per game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Denver Nuggets 99 – Atlanta Hawks 107
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2017 NBA Season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA picks!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA playoffs lines up as well.