Denver Nuggets (1-3) at Atlanta Hawks (1-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +7 -- Over/Under: 207 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for their first road win of the season to rebound from a 1-3 start. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 97.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 15.5 points and seven rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 14.8 points and 3.5 assists. Nikola Jokic is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Harris is dishing 2.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last 10 road games.
The Atlanta Hawks hope to snap a four-game losing streak when they have their home opener tonight. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 98.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 23.3 points and 6.7 assists while Marco Belinelli is averaging 15.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 85.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won four straight home games. Dennis Schroder and Ersan Ilyasova are questionable.
The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are due for a breakout performance with all the talent they have on their roster, and the Hawks are still missing two key players while being on the end of a back to back. This is a game the Nuggets should run away with, as the Hawks have limited depth and still don't have a guy who can consistently create offense with Schroder not around. Give me Denver and the reasonable number here.