The 33-25 Atlanta Hawks will travel on a back to back when they face the 38-22 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Denver is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA game has the home team Denver Nuggets favored by -10 1/2 points with an over under line of 211 ½ points. Early money has landed on the Nuggets as the game opened Denver favored by -10 points.
They met back on December 5th with the Hawks posting the 108-104 home win against the Nuggets as a -2 point betting favorite. The total landed over 199 ½ points.
Atlanta has a road record of 15-15 on the year. The Hawks lose their second straight following a 99-98 road defeat to the LA Lakers on Sunday night as a +5 ½ point underdog. The total landed under 206 ½ points. The Hawks waste a 50% shooting night with 8 of 22 coming from three. They give up 48.7% shooting to LA and forced 21 turnovers and lose because of poor free throw shooting as well as the Lakers grabbing seven more rebounds. Al Horford had 24 points and five rebounds on 12 of 20 shooting. The Hawks are 3-2 on this road trip as they finish up at Denver. The team shoots well ranking in the top seven in two key areas which are field goal and three point shooting. Atlanta hits on 46.3% from the floor and 38.2% from three point distance.
The Nuggets at home have a straight up mark of 25-4 this season. Denver wins their four straight following a 105-103 home victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 217 ½ points. Denver hit on 45.3% from the floor and 7 of 21 from three. They pull down seven less rebounds than OKC and still win because they held the Thunder to 43.4% shooting plus forced 19 Oklahoma City turnovers. Wilson Chandler off the bench had 35 points on 13 of 19 shooting for the Nuggets. In the playoff picture the team sits in the fifth seed in the Western Conference and just 1 ½ games behind the fourth seeded Memphis Grizzlies. At home Denver is tough as the team averages 108.9 points a game along with 48% shooting.