Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/6/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (24-11) at Atlanta Hawks (8-28)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +7 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Denver Nuggets need a win after splitting their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 108.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 18.1 points and 9.8 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 17.9 points and 4.7 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 107.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.8 points and 8.3 assists while John Collins is averaging 18.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five of their last six home games.
The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win. The over is 5-0 in Nuggets last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 42.7 percent from the field in their last five games and losing by an average of 10.2 points. The Denver Nuggets have been horrible ATS for long stretches this season and have lost five of their last eight on the road. Still, the Hawks are hard to trust when shots aren't falling given their issues defensively. There's better options on Monday's card, but I'll lay the chalk with the Nuggets anyway.