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Hawks face Nuggets: NBA odds preview

Atlanta HawksDenver Nuggets
2-2November 07, 2013, 09:00 | Pepsi Center0-3

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Denver and Atlanta on Thursday, with the host Nuggets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Denver battles the Hawks, currently with a 2-2 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Nuggets and 4-0 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Hawks listed as 4-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 203 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 7 and the Hawks at No. 21 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-86 result in favor of the Hawks.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 105-100 winner on the road against the Kings. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Al Horford scored 27 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Atlanta on Tuesday, leading the Hawks to a 105-100 victory over Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena.

In their last action, Denver was a 102-94 loser at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Nuggets got 20 points from Ty Lawson, but it was San Antonio that prevailed in a 102-94 final on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 3-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 18 in the league with 6.67 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 8.75 per outing.

Next up:
Atlanta at Orlando, Saturday, November 9th
Denver at Phoenix, Friday, November 8th