Atlanta Hawks at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 12.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 3-11. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -8.9 as they average 108.9 points per game while giving up 117.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 9-5 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 109.1 points per game and surrender 103.9, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 6-8-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 5-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/14/18 C Dewayne Dedmon Personal is questionable Thursday vs Denver
11/14/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Thursday vs Denver
10/23/18 F John Collins Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Trae Young comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kent Bazemore averages 14.9 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Gary Harris scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Nikola Jokic averages 17.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.4 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 108.9 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 44.1 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 17.9 per game. The Hawks allow 117.7 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 26.8 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 19th in the NBA with 109.1 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.21. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.5 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 24.7. The Nuggets are 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Nuggets give up 103.9 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 40.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 24th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Denver is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +12.5
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