Denver Nuggets (14-8) vs. Atlanta Hawks (9-11)
The Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks will meet again for what promises to be an enthralling matchup on Monday, December 11th 2023 at State Farm Arena at 7:30PM ET for what promises to be an intense match-up for fans and bettors alike – especially those searching for action through one of the top live betting websites! This match promises an intriguing contest featuring two teams with disparate fortunes this year: Nuggets have an impressive 14-8 record while Hawks sit with 9-11; fans and bettors should enjoy both contests! This contest between two clubs is sure to captivate spectators and bettors alike with fans eager for action via top live betting websites alike!
The Denver Nuggets have shown outstanding play this season. On offense, their scoring machine averages an impressive 114 points per game with an astounding 49.1% field goal percentage; key to their efficiency is an even split between inside and outside scoring; they average 11.5 three-pointers at 36.4% conversion rates each game; they also hold their own defensively with 44 rebounds and 7 steals per game on defense; however their 3-10 road record against the spread (ATS) may indicate some susceptibility away from home.
Conversely, the Atlanta Hawks have proven more dynamic on offense despite having less impressive records, scoring an average of 122.7 points per game and boasting 13.8 three-point attempts per game at 37% success rate – particularly impressive considering they only averaged an 1-4 record over their last five games and an alarming 0-5 mark against spread bettors over that span. Home advantage has produced mixed results though as seven of nine home games for them ended with totals exceeding 200.
Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks Game Info
|Monday, December 11, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET
|State Farm Arena
|NBA League Pass
Nikola Jokic (C) vs. Trae Young (PG)
Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets stands out as an impressive center who makes significant impacts both offensively and defensively in any game he enters. With an average scoring total of 28.6 points per game combined with his impressive rebounding (12.9 per game), and playmaking abilities (9.8 assists per game), Jokic presents himself as an effective triple-double threat every game. His high basketball IQ allows him to read defenses efficiently, make smart plays while reading opponents properly but his turnover rate of three per game could expose his weaknesses against teams like Atlanta Hawks or Washington; both his shooting skills combined with proficiency in post presence makes Jokic an unforgivable challenge to opponents looking at stopping opponents’ efforts!
Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks is both an exciting scorer and exceptional facilitator, averaging 27.2 points and 10.6 assists per game with quickness, agility, and long range shooting as hallmarks of his success on offense. While Young poses significant scoring threat versus versatile players like Jokic on defense his defensive game may not match up as strongly; his higher turnover rate (3.8) could open the door for counter attacks by the Nuggets especially during transition periods.
Jokic and Young will meet up for an epic battle that features big man against guard with each bringing different strengths to the court. Jokic could present Young with challenges inside, on boards or perimeter areas; on the other side Young brings speed, shooting ability and defensive prowess that could give Jokic some trouble in defense; this matchup could determine its result as both players are central components to their respective team’s offensive strategies and overall success.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As yet, no betting odds for this matchup are available; however, given each team’s performance and trends, Denver may emerge as slight favorites due to their superior overall record and Jokic’s dominant play.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Nuggets have shown great resilience over their last five games, going 3-2-1 overall but only 2-3 at against-the-spread in away contests – suggesting inconsistency to bettors who should consider both their formidable offense and possible vulnerabilities when considering spreads and totals for away contests.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Hawks have seen difficulty against the spread recently. While their high-scoring offense can often offset defense lapses, making them risky bets against an opponent like Denver that boasts strong offensive potential.
Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks 12/11/23 Betting Picks
By all measures, it appears the Nuggets may hold an advantage due to their balanced attack and Jokic’s leadership; however, one should never discount Atlanta Hawks high scoring potential at home; therefore a close game with high total scoring is highly probable when making basketball picks today.
My prediction leans heavily in favor of a Nuggets win; however, considering Atlanta’s ability to score prolifically at home suggests the total might exceed. Betting individual player performances such as Jokic’s all-around contributions or Young’s scoring may add significant value.
Free Pick and Prediction: Denver Nuggets 118, Atlanta Hawks 112