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Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets 12/2/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Denver Nuggets (14-7) vs. Atlanta Hawks (12-10)
December 2, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +1.5; Over/Under: +230.5
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The Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena. The Denver Nuggets have won 4 straight games. The Atlanta Hawks have lost 5 of their last 8 games.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.4 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 22.7 points and 9.8 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 17.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 27.8 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer, and John Collins is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 Friday games. The under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 home games. The Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets enter this game playing good ball, which includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 9.8 points. You’re never sure which Atlanta Hawks team is going to show up, and right now they’re dealing with a million injuries. You could argue the Nuggets should be bigger favorites than they are here. Give me the Nuggets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Denver Nuggets -1.5

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