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Hawks home to Nuggets in NBA betting action

Denver NuggetsAtlanta Hawks
29-36March 15, 2014, 07:30 | Philips Arena28-35

Denver travels to Atlanta on Saturday, hoping to boost its 29-36 mark with a victory over the Hawks.

The Nuggets will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 27-37-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawks are 28-34-1 ATS. Denver is 33-32 against the total, while Atlanta is 37-25-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Hawks as -5.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 217, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Hawks - Nuggets odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 26 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nuggets sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-94 win for the Hawks.

The Nuggets were a 111-107 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (218) made winners of OVER bettors. Kenneth Faried scored 24 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Denver on Friday, leading the Nuggets to a 111-107 victory over Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Hawks were a 102-97 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jeff Teague scored 22 points leading the Hawks to a 102-97 victory over Milwaukee at Philips Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 5 in the league with 45.29 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 9.59 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 10 with 8.37 per contest.

Next up:
Denver home to Los Angeles, Monday, March 17th
Atlanta at Charlotte, Monday, March 17th