Atlanta @ Denver
Current Records: Atlanta 4-8; Denver 7-4
What to Know
The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Denver Nuggets at 9 p.m. ET Friday at Ball Arena after having had a few days off. Denver should still be riding high after a victory, while the Hawks will be looking to get back in the win column.
On Tuesday, Atlanta lost to the Utah Jazz on the road by a decisive 110-98 margin. One thing holding Atlanta back was the mediocre play of power forward John Collins, who did not have his best game: he finished with only seven points on 3-for-11 shooting in his 35 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 44-44 at the half for Denver and the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, but Denver stepped up in the second half for a 101-98 win. The Nuggets’ shooting guard Will Barton looked sharp as he shot 6-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 30 points and six rebounds.
The Hawks are expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Now might not be the best time to take Atlanta against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past five consecutive games.
Atlanta suffered a grim 126-102 defeat to Denver when the two teams previously met in March. Can Atlanta avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We’ll soon find out.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 9 p.m. ETWhere: Ball Arena — Denver, ColoradoTV: Altitude Sports & EntertainmntOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $17.00
The Nuggets are a 4.5-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Atlanta have won eight out of their last 12 games against Denver.
Mar 28, 2021 – Denver 126 vs. Atlanta 102Feb 21, 2021 – Atlanta 123 vs. Denver 115Jan 06, 2020 – Denver 123 vs. Atlanta 115Nov 12, 2019 – Atlanta 125 vs. Denver 121Dec 08, 2018 – Atlanta 106 vs. Denver 98Nov 15, 2018 – Denver 138 vs. Atlanta 93Jan 10, 2018 – Atlanta 110 vs. Denver 97Oct 27, 2017 – Denver 105 vs. Atlanta 100Feb 08, 2017 – Atlanta 117 vs. Denver 106Dec 23, 2016 – Atlanta 109 vs. Denver 108Mar 17, 2016 – Atlanta 116 vs. Denver 98Jan 25, 2016 – Atlanta 119 vs. Denver 105