Nuggets vs Hawks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 2, 2022

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The Denver Nuggets (14-7) visit the Atlanta Hawks (12-10) at State Farm Arena, tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, December 2, 2022. The Hawks are 3.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is 228 points for this matchup.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Hawks

Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -164 odds to pick up the win, while the Hawks are listed at +139 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 228 points.

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Nuggets vs. Hawks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Arena: State Farm Arena

Nuggets vs. Hawks Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Nuggets are 11-10-0 this year. Denver has been chosen as the favorite in 16 games this year and has walked away with the win 11 times (68.8%) in those games. The Nuggets have eclipsed the over/under in 45.5% of their opportunities this year (10 times in 22 games with a set point total).

The Hawks have nine wins against the spread in 22 games this year. Atlanta has compiled a 3-6 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games). Hawks games this season have hit the over on 12 of 22 set point totals (54.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 18 22.7 9.8 8.9 1.3 0.6 0.7
Jamal Murray 17 17.8 3.8 4.8 1 0.2 1.9
Michael Porter Jr. 16 16.4 6 1.3 0.6 0.4 2.9
Aaron Gordon 18 16.1 6.7 2.4 0.6 1 1.1
Nah’Shon Hyland 13 15 2.1 3.6 0.6 0.3 2.8


Hawks Leaders
Trae Young 21 27.8 2.9 9.6 0.8 0.1 2.2
Dejounte Murray 22 20.9 5.8 6.6 1.9 0.4 2.1
De’Andre Hunter 21 14.9 4 1.1 0.3 0.1 1.3
John Collins 22 12.3 7.5 1.3 0.9 1.4 0.7
Clint Capela 20 11.5 12.1 0.8 0.7 1.5 0
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Nuggets vs. Hawks Injury Report

Hawks: Jalen Johnson: Questionable (Ankle), De’Andre Hunter: Out (Hip), John Collins: Out (Ankle), Bogdan Bogdanovic: Questionable (Knee), Frank Kaminsky: Questionable (Foot), Clint Capela: Questionable (Foot), Justin Holiday: Out (Health Protocols)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

So far this season, Denver is averaging 115.4 points per game (ninth-ranked in NBA) and surrendering 113.1 points per contest (14th-ranked). The Nuggets are scoring 116.9 points per game this season in home games, which is 2.4 more points than they’re averaging in road games (114.5). In their last 10 games, the Nuggets have been racking up 114 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 115.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Denver is draining 12.5 treys per game this year (ninth-ranked in NBA), and it sports a 40.4% three-point percentage (second-best). The Nuggets have taken 64.4% two-pointers and 35.6% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s buckets, 71.1% are two-pointers and 28.9% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta scores 113.9 points per game and give up 113.5, ranking them 13th in the NBA offensively and 16th defensively. In 2022-23 the Hawks are scoring 3.1 fewer points per game at home (112.4) than away (115.5). Over their past 10 games, the Hawks are averaging 111.8 points per contest, 2.1 fewer points than their season average (113.9).

In 2022-23 Atlanta is worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (9.6 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (32.5%). The Hawks attempt 32% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 22.4% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 68% of their shots, with 77.6% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this contest is the Hawks, and we project that Hawks will cover the spread (Nuggets -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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