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Feb 28, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets Odds

36-23TEAM RECORD34-26

The Nuggets will be trying to slam the Hawks on Monday when the teams tip off at Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.

The Nuggets are 34-26 so far on the season, and 27-30-3 ATS vs. the number. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 36-23 and 27-32 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 32-27-1 and the Hawks go 25-34 on the totals.

View Atlanta vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 200.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nuggets sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 104-102.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 1-ranked offense (107.4 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.3 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 47.3% from the field per game, more than the Hawks have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.1 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 90-83 winner on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jamal Crawford scored 23 points leading the Hawks to a 90-83 victory over Portland at Rose Garden on Sunday.

The Nuggets were a 107-106 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. Denver got 30 points from Danilo Gallinari en route to a 107-106 loss at the hands of Denver on Friday at Rose Garden.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 9-1
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hawks at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
Atlanta is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Denver is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to Chicago, Wednesday, March 2
Denver home to Charlotte, Wednesday, March 2

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