Hawks at Nuggets - 1/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (26-19) at Denver Nuggets (16-27)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Denver Nuggets square off Monday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Al Horford is averaging 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 14.4 points and 5.5 assists. Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.7 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last nine road games. Paul Millsap is questionable.
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The Denver Nuggets also look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.4 points and 2.4 assists. Gary Harris is dishing 1.8 assists and Nikola Jokic is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost 10 of their last 16 home games. Jameer Nelson and Kenneth Faried are questionable.
The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 Monday games. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Denver.
The Hawks aren't good on the road and continue to be wildly inconsistent overall. The Nuggets continue to play hard and are starting to find something with their young team. I think Denver can win this outright. Give me the points with the squad at home.