The Nuggets are looking to finish off their Eastern Conference road trip with a .500 record. The Hawks were a trendy pick to make the playoffs, but they have struggled to a 12-17 record this season.
Let’s take a look at the different markets out there for Colorado sports bettors in our Nuggets vs. Hawks betting preview, complete with the best odds, picks, and predictions.
Nuggets vs. Hawks Betting Preview
Road trips are never easy, but the Nuggets have a chance to finish this one strong. With Jamal Murray catching fire and Nikola Jokic continuing to play like a legitimate MVP candidate, the Hawks are going to have their hands full.
However, Atlanta won’t be a pushover for Denver. Although the Hawks have underperformed expectations this year, they are still a dangerous team. They have the scoring punch to play with anybody. The Nuggets will need to bring their “A” game.
Nuggets vs. Hawks Odds
All lines courtesy of FanDuel Colorado:
- Spread: Nuggets -2.5 (-110) // Hawks +2.5 (-110)
- Moneyline: Nuggets -138 // Cavaliers +118
- Total: Over 232.5 (-110) // Under 232.5 (-110)
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Bets We Like With A Nuggets Win
Jamal Murray Over 23.5 Points (-125)
Jamal Murray is one of the hottest players in the NBA right now. He’s scored more than 23.5 points in four consecutive games. Murray erupted for 50 points in Denver’s win over the Cavaliers on Friday. Atlanta ranks 21st in defensive rating and although they have a few strong perimeter defenders, they are going to have a tough time slowing down Murray on Sunday.
The juice on this over-under is a bit high, but it’s still worth the squeeze. Murray is on fire right now. Keep betting the over on his total points.
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Bets We Like With A Hawks Win
Trae Young To Score 30+ Points (+145)
Trae Young is one of the most exciting young players in the NBA period. He can score points in bunches and he has put up insane numbers in his last two games. Young has scored 40 and 31 in his last two games and he’s gone over 30 in 10 games so far this season.
With the game total set to 232.5 points, we expect this to be a high-scoring affair. As a result, Young could wind up flying by 30 points.
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Bets We Like Regardless Of Outcome
Nikola Jokic Over 8.5 Assists (+110)
The Serbian big man is an absolute magician with the ball, posting nine or more assists in five of his last six games. With Murray’s recent scoring outburst, Jokic is going to be able to rack up a few extra assists per game. Jokic’s passing has remained consistent all year long, even when it doesn’t lead to a win.
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Nuggets vs. Hawks Prediction, Pick
The Nuggets stumbled out of the gates at the start of this road trip, but they are going to finish it out strong against Atlanta on Sunday night. Jokic and Murray will carry Denver to a win and cover the spread in the process.
The Pick: The Nuggets laying the points.