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Denver NuggetsAtlanta Hawks
Dec 5, 8:00 PM | Philips Arena

Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

9-9TEAM RECORD9-5

The Hawks will hit the floor running against the visiting Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Nuggets will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 10-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 5-9 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Denver is 10-8 on the totals; Atlanta is 6-7-1.

View Denver vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 198 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Nuggets taking on the No. 16-rated Hawks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-98 win for the Hawks on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 18-ranked offense (96.2 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 24 at 100.7 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 45.7% from the field per game, almost the same as the Nuggets have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Denver won its last outing, a 113-110 result against the Raptors on December 3. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total. Denver earned a 113-110 victory over Toronto on Monday, getting 19 points from Corey Brewer at Pepsi Center.

Atlanta was a 113-111 loser in its last match at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 224 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Josh Smith scored 25 points for Atlanta on Friday, but the Cavaliers managed a 113-111 victory over the Hawks at Philips Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nuggets at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 8 games on the road
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Indiana, Friday, December 7
Atlanta home to Washington, Friday, December 7