Nuggets vs. Hawks Prediction
Are the Denver Nuggets laying too many points to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night? Tip-off for tonight's game is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Denver. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nuggets are 9-point home favorites to knock off the Hawks, who opened as 10-point road underdogs before the line dropped. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 215 but has been bet up a full point to 216.
Who Public Bettors Like: Denver. As of late Wednesday afternoon, 62% of betting tickets were on the Nuggets but 65% of the money was on the Hawks. It's a similar case with the total, with 62% of betting tickets being on the over but 52% of the money on the under.
Injury Report: No players are listed on the Hawks' injury report and only one player is listed on Denver's, which is Paul Millsap, who is out for the Nuggets due to a lingering wrist injury.
Who We Like: Atlanta. This is too many points to lay on an inconsistent Denver team. The Nuggets are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage below .400 and are 3-8 at the betting window in thie rlast 11 games when facing a team from the Southeast.
The Hawks, meanwhile, are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games against the Nuggets and an impressive 12-3 at the betting window in their last 15 games coming off a loss. They're 11-5-1 against the spread in their last 17 games overall, are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games versus Northwest opponents, and are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight non-conference games.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS +9