Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 01/06/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 01/06/2020 – The Denver Nuggets gun for a bounce-back win after a bad night in the Nation’s Capital. The West’s No.2 team will be taking on the Atlanta Hawks, who are also fresh from an upset win against one of the East’s top dog, the Indiana Pacers. The Nuggets will more likely be coming into the ballgame with a significant point handicap as they opened in Las Vegas betting lines as the 7.5-point favorites.
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 01/06/2020
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 01/06/2020 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Nuggets suffered their second loss in three games after getting upset by the Washington Wizards, 128-114, on Saturday. Jamal Murray scored 39 points, but couldn’t get much support from his teammates scoring-wise. Nikola Jokic had a double-double but only finished with 14 points. The Nuggets also shot 6-for-29 from the three-point line that night.
Players to Watch: Nikola Jokic (18.1 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 6.4 APG)
Jamal Murray (17.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 4.7 APG)
Will Barton (14.5 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 3.6 APG)
Atlanta Hawks Betting
On the contrary, the Hawks got their second win in three games with a 116-111 stunner over the Indiana Pacers. Trae Young put up another virtuoso performance, tallying 41 points, eight assists, and four rebounds. Kevin Huerter fired for 26 points and Alex Len added 16 markers off the bench.
Players to Watch: Trae Young (28.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 8.3 APG)
John Collins (18.1 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 1.6 APG)
Jabari Parker (15.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 1.8 APG)
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 01/06/2020 Betting Numbers
Denver are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games.
Jabari Parker PF Illness is “?” Monday vs Denver
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
Legal betting sites still have confidence in the Nuggets despite their recent hiccups. However, the Hawks seem to be regaining the form that mesmerized the league in the opening week. Can they pull off another big win over an elite opponent?
Moneyline: The Nuggets should be a solid bet to win straight up. Head coach Mike Malone won’t allow his boys to suffer back-to-back losses against sub .500 teams. Also, Denver is 10-3 when entering the game as favorites against an Eastern Conference squad.
ATS: I have a gut feeling Trae Young will go bananas again and give his team a fighting chance to win the game. The Hawks did beat the Nuggets by 24 points in Denver a few weeks ago, so I wouldn’t be shocked if this game will be a close one. Expect the Hawks to cover the spread in a losing effort.
TOTALs: The total opened at 218.5 points. The last time these two teams played, they produced 246 points. I pick OVER.
Score Prediction: 120 – 115 Nuggets