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Hawks face Nuggets: NBA odds preview

Atlanta HawksDenver Nuggets
March 13, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets Odds

24-17TEAM RECORD23-19

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

Supporters of the Hawks have seen them go 24-17 and 21-18-2 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 23-19 and 24-18 ATS. In totals betting, the Nuggets are 21-21, while the Hawks are 15-24-2.

View Atlanta vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 196 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 14 and the Hawks at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-99 result in favor of the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 1-ranked offense (103.8 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 4 at 91.6 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 46.7% from the field per game, more than the Hawks have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.9 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 106-99 result against the Kings on March 11. The Hawks covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. Josh Smith scored 28 points for Atlanta on Sunday, leading the Hawks to a 106-99 victory over Sacramento at Power Balance Pavilion.

In their last action, Denver was a 94-91 loser at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Nuggets endured a 94-91 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Sunday, despite a 15-point effort from Nene Hilario at Pepsi Center.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hawks at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Denver
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at LA Clippers, Wednesday, March 14
Denver home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 15