Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 2/21/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 2/21/2021 – The Denver Nuggets are still in the playoff picture in the NBA Western Conference while the Atlanta Hawks are still on their underachieving status. These teams are set to collide this Sunday, February 21 and it will be at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The game begins at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown via online live stream via NBA League Pass subscription. The Denver Nuggets, even as the visiting team, is picked by NBA Moneyline to win this game and would push back the struggling Atlanta Hawks even further in the NBA Eastern Conference Standings.
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 2/21/2021
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 2/21/2021 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets are not as good as they seemed last year contending at the top of the NBA Western Conference but they are good enough to hang in for a playoff spot. Nikola Jokic is arguably the best center in the league right now flirting with triple-doubles while Jamal Murray is already showing his playoff form recently. Murray will be written in the history books of the NBA as the first player to reach 50 points without going to the free-throw line. The team lacks depth since Mason Plumlee and Jerami Grant left but are still very much in the mix to give teams in from of them a very tough challenge.
Players to watch: N. Jokic C 29 GP 29 GS 35.8 MIN 27 PTS 2.9 OR 8.2 DR 11.2 REB 8.6 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 3.4 TO 3 PF 2.5 AST/TO 31.62 PER
J. Murray PG 27 GP 27 GS 35 MIN 20.6 PTS 0.7 OR 3.7 DR 4.4 REB 4.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 17.35 PER
M. Porter Jr. SF 19 GP 12 GS 27.3 MIN 14.1 PTS 1.2 OR 4.9 DR 6.2 REB 1.1 AST 1 STL 1.1 BLK 1.1 TO 2.2 PF 1 AST/TO 17.49 PER.
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Atlanta Hawks are just downright disappointing after being hyped as one of the teams that could make a good run in the NBA Eastern Conference. That vision right now is far-fetched but it should be very much possible probably next season. This team needs to find a way to gain more chemistry and it seemed harder than said. Trae Young has been dubbed as Steph Curry 2.0 but he needs to find a way to lead this team and fulfill his potential. The young point guard is not short on support with Rajon Rondo, Danilo Gallinari, and Clint Capela in the mix. The team is complete in most positions and it is just finding a way to mix it all up.
Players to Watch: T. Young PG 27 GP 27 GS 34.7 MIN 26.6 PTS 0.7 OR 3.2 DR 3.9 REB 9.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 4.3 TO 2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 23.37 PER
J. Collins PF 29 GP 29 GS 31.5 MIN 17.8 PTS 2.2 OR 5.2 DR 7.4 REB 1.5 AST 0.5 STL 1 BLK 1.4 TO 3.4 PF 1.1 AST/TO 18.68 PER
D. Hunter SF 18 GP 18 GS 32.2 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.9 OR 4.5 DR 5.4 REB 2.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 2.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 17.56 PER.
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks 2/21/2021 Betting Numbers
Denver are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Atlanta are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Paul Millsap PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Atlanta
Rajon Rondo PG Back is OUT Sunday vs Denver
Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
The Denver Nuggets are still the best bet to win even if they are the visiting team. The Atlanta Hawks are very consistent but seen by Sports Betting to keep it close but will be the riskier bet in this matchup.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Nuggets as the favored team is at -143 while the Hawks are +120.
ATS: It is 2.5 points on the total for this matchup with the Nuggets taking the -2.5 while the Hawks are on the other side of the rope with +2.5.
TOTALs: It is 228 points on the total for both teams in this game. Nuggets are the team over and the Hawks are under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 111, Nuggets