The Nuggets have started strongly this season in basketball betting while the Hawks have been up and down. There are some interesting numbers to consider in this game as the Atlanta Hawks host the Denver Nuggets.
NBA betting has both teams in a back-to-back situation on Saturday. The Nuggets played last night in Miami while the Hawks were at Charlotte. This is the fourth game of a six-game road trip for Denver. The Nuggets have won six of the last ten games against Atlanta but they are only 3-7 versus the basketball betting number in those games. Since the teams are in opposite conferences they don’t play that often. Last year each team won at home but it was the Hawks who covered both games in basketball betting. The Nuggets won 110-109 at home but didn’t cover the 9.5 point NBA betting number while the Hawks blew away the Nuggets in Atlanta by a score of 109-91. Atlanta has won three of the last five games at home against Denver and they are an even better 4-1 against NBA betting odds. The last three meetings between the two teams have gone over the basketball betting total.
Denver has been getting excellent play this NBA betting season from Carmelo Anthony who was leading the league in scoring early in the year. The Nuggets were right near the top of the league in points scored as NBA betting stats showed. Their defense was below average but Anthony and Chauncey Billups have been so hot it has not mattered.
Atlanta is also scoring a lot of points this season and they are off to a solid start in NBA betting. The Hawks have been led by Joe Johnson and overall Atlanta is in the Top 10 in the league in points scored as NBA betting stats indicated. He is getting help from Al Horford and other players including Josh Smith. The Hawks were struggling on defense somewhat so there could be a lot of points scored in this NBA betting matchup on Saturday night.
With an NBA betting matchup of Carmelo and the Nuggets against Johnson and the Hawks, this game should be entertaining. It is definitely one to watch on NBA-TV and to make wagers on in NBA betting.