Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks ATS Pick
- Updated: March 15, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM EST Saturday March 15, 2014, ESPN
Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
The Atlanta Hawks host the Denver Nuggets in a non-conference match up.
In their last games: The Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 111-107 and the Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-97.
In their win over the Heat the Nuggets shot the ball well and while they did not play great defense they forced 18 turnovers and they held LeBron James to only 21 points.
In their win over the Bucks the Hawks outscored Milwaukee by 11-points in the 2nd half and overall they shot the ball well with a FG% of 48.6%.
Earlier this season in Denver the Nuggets beat the Hawks 109-107.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 11 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 8 times.
The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against the Hawks.
Both teams have won 2 in a row and the Nuggets are 4-6 in their last 10 games and the Hawks are 3-7.
Point Spread: – Atlanta -6
Total Line: 218.5
Money Line: Nuggets +225 / Hawks -265
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Denver Nuggets: 29-36 SU 28-37 ATS
Atlanta Hawks: 28-35 SU 28-34-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• DEN is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
• DEN is 11-28 ATS in their last 39 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
• DEN has an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
• ATL is 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
• ATL is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
• ATL has an Under record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Denver Nuggets: 87.70
Atlanta Hawks: 88.57
Key Player Injuries
[G] 01/31/2014 – Nate Robinson out for season ( Knee )
[C] 11/10/2013 – JaVale McGee out indefinitely ( Tibia )
[F] 01/22/2014 – Danilo Gallinari out for season ( Knee )
[G] 03/14/2014 – Louis Williams is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Denver ( Personal )
[F] 02/21/2014 – Gustavo Ayon out for season ( Shoulder )
[G] 12/31/2013 – John Jenkins out for season ( Back )
(!)[C] 12/27/2013 – Al Horford out for season ( Shoulder )
Against The Spread Pick:
Both of these teams lack any real motivation, but prefer the Hawks here who are 18-11 at home instead of the Nuggets who are 13-20 away. Denver may still be celebrating last night’s big win as a 10 point dog in Miami. Take the Atlanta Hawks -6.