Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/6/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -5
State Farm Arena is the venue where Alex Len and the Atlanta Hawks (8-28, 5th in the Southeast Division) will play the Denver Nuggets (24-11, 1st in the Northwest Division) on Monday. The spread on this contest has Denver as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 222.
The Nuggets cover 41.9% of the time, having gone 13-18-4 ATS. Atlanta covers the spread 44.4% of the time, going 16-20-0 against the spread.
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/04/20 PF John Collins Back is questionable Monday vs Denver
01/04/20 PF Jabari Parker Illness is questionable Monday vs Denver
01/04/20 SF Cameron Reddish Wrist is questionable Monday vs Denver
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Nikola Jokic averages 18.1 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Alex Len averages 8.8 points per game while playing 18.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. De'Andre Hunter averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 108.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 23rd in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.1. The Hawks surrender 117.2 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Hawks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -5
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