Nuggets vs Hawks Prediction - NBA Picks 12/11/23

Atlanta Hawks (9-12) vs Denver Nuggets (14-9)

Game Info: Monday, December 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 238.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets travel to the State Farm Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Here’s a Nuggets vs Hawks Prediction.

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have been in a bit of a rut as they are now looking to snap a three-game skid after getting beaten by the Rockets in a 114-106 loss on Friday. Nikola Jokic led the team with 23 points, 16 rebounds and five assists, Jamal Murray added 21 points while Michael Porter Jr. chipped in with 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. As a team, the Nuggets shot just 42 percent from the field and 10 of 28 from the 3-point line, but they were just off their game, particularly Jokic who shot just nine of 26 from the field. The Nuggets made a late charge to cut a 25-point deficit to just six points, before they ran out of time.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic ranks 1st amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (13.0) this season.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FT% (93.0%) this season.

Atlanta Hawks

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in a slump of their own as they've lost five of their last six games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after getting beaten by the 76ers in a 125-114 road loss on Friday. De'Andre Hunter led the team with 24 points on nine of 18 shooting, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Dejounte Murray scored 20 points each, Saddiq Bey added 16 points while Clint Capela tallied 15 points with 16 rebounds. As a team, the Hawks shot just 39 percent from the field and 13 of 39 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 45 points in the second quarter to erase an early 14-point deficit, only to get blown away in the second half as they had no answer for the 76ers' Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey who combined for 68 points.

Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Trae Young ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for assists per game (10.6) this season.
  • Clint Capela ranks T3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hawks rank 30th in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (32.9).
  • The Hawks rank 2nd in the league for points per game this season (122.2).
  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (71.0%).
  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (14.0).

Nuggets vs Hawks Prediction

The Nuggets have cooled off lately with three losses in a row their confidence took a bit of a shot after Jokic had one of the worst shooting games of his career. Meanwhile, the Hawks have been in worse form with five losses in their last six games and they could be missing De'Andre Hunter who is questionable due to right quad soreness. This should be a close one and it's tempting to take the Hawks, but the Hawks have lost six of their nine home games this season, so I'll stick with the more reliable Nuggets to bounce back here.

Peter’s Pick Denver -2.5

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