Denver Nuggets at Atlanta Hawks - 2/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (12-17) vs Denver Nuggets (16-13)
Game Info: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.5 points and 4.4 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 25.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 18.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. The Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 37-17-2 in Nuggets last 56 overall. The over is 7-0 in Hawks last 7 overall. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
I know the Denver Nuggets are banged up, but they still have the best players on the court for this matchup and are still finding ways to win games. The Atlanta Hawks have lost 10 of their last 14 games, are 6-9 against the spread at home and are losing their last five games by an average of 7.6 points while allowing 51.3 percent shooting from the field. This line should probably be a lot steeper than it is. I'll gladly lay the small chalk with the Nuggets.