Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets 11/12/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Ball Arena is the location where the Denver Nuggets (7-4) will try to defeat the Atlanta Hawks (4-8) on Friday.
The Hawks took the court against the Jazz and ended up losing by a score of 110-98 in their last game. Atlanta wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.5% field goal percentage (37 out of 85) and knocked down 18 of 35 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 6 of 10 tries for a rate of 60.0%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 32 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 22 assists for this contest as well as creating 4 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to defending, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 50.6% from the field on 41 of 81 shooting. Utah doled out 44 dimes and had 21 steals in this game. Additionally, Utah snagged 36 rebounds (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Utah finished the game at 81.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of 16 tries. They knocked down 15 out of their 38 tries from long range. When discussing fouls, the Hawks walked away with 18 and the Jazz accounted for 14 fouls.
Kevin Huerter is one guy who was a factor in this contest. Huerter finished the contest at 61.1% from the field and totaled 3 assists. He played for 39 minutes played and totaled 3 rebounds. He racked up 28 points on 11 out of 18 shooting.
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Atlanta enters this matchup with a mark of 4-8 on the season. They average 107.4 points per game (19th in the league) on 44.6% from the floor. The Hawks are shooting 36.6% on three-point shots (140 of 382) and 80.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Atlanta is grabbing 46.1 boards per game and is sitting with 272 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 14th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.7 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Hawks are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They give up 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 25th in the league in PPG allowed (111.4). The Hawks defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.4% (495 of 1,067) and they concede 43.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 27th in the league in giving up assists with 308 surrendered this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Nuggets walked away with a victory by a final of 101-98 when they faced the Pacers. The Nuggets were able to collect 28 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 5 steals in this game. The Pacers committed 12 personal fouls for this game which got the Nuggets to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to bury 17 of them for a percentage of 85.0%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Denver buried 12 of 30 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Nuggets ended up going 36 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.9%. The Nuggets allowed the Pacers to bury 40 out of 84 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.6% for the matchup. They went 35.5% from beyond the perimeter by going 11 of 31 and ended up going 7 of 11 from the free throw line (63.6%). With respect to rebounding, Denver allowed Indiana to collect 38 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Will Barton ended up being a major contributor for the Nuggets for this contest. He made 11 out of 19 in this matchup for a rate of 57.9%, and had 6 rebounds. Barton totaled 30 points in his 34 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 dimes for this game.
Denver has a record of 7-4 on the year. As an offense, the Nuggets are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which ranks 9th in basketball. Denver has totaled 1,120 pts on the season (101.8 per contest) and they pull in 44.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 23.6 times per game (13th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 15.3 times per contest. The Nuggets commit 18.9 fouls per game and they go 73.1% from the free throw line.
The Nuggets are ranked 1st in basketball in PPG surrendered with 98.5. They are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (11th in basketball). The Denver defense concedes 33.1% from downtown (121 of 366) and their opponents are converting on 74.1% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 21.7 assists and 43.5 total boards per game, which has them ranked 8th and 8th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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