Denver Nuggets at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/27/2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, October 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 4 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 1-3. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 97.3 points per game while giving up 101.0 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 1-3. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per contest and giving up 110.0, which is a point differential of -8.7.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 0-4-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-2-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/17 PG Dennis Schroder Ankle is doubtful Thursday vs. Chicago
10/23/17 F Ersan Ilyasova Knee is "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
Will Barton comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 56%. Nikola Jokic averages 13.5 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 5 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest for Denver. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Marco Belinelli has scored 13.8 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Kent Bazemore averages 13.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 97.3 points per contest this year, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.75 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 47.5 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 18.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 101 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 21.3 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 22nd in the NBA with 101.3 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -8.75. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 18.5. The Hawks are 15th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Hawks give up 110 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.5 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.7, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 20th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Denver is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Atlanta is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 99.4, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 29th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +4
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