Basketball betting favors Denver on Wednesday as they host the Atlanta Hawks.
It is an excellent NBA betting matchup featuring a very good home team in Denver against a solid road team in Atlanta. Here is a look at some of the basketball betting numbers and trends to consider for this Wednesday night game between Atlanta and Denver.
Basketball betting trends are somewhat split on this game. The NBA betting situation though favors the Nuggets. Atlanta is in the second of a back-to-back as they played at Minnesota last night. It is also the third game of their four-game trip. Going into Denver is never easy and the Hawks may be a little road weary. The good news for Atlanta is that they have split the last ten games against Denver overall and they are 7-3 against the NBA betting odds. What hurts the Hawks is that Denver is playing with revenge from an earlier beating they took in Atlanta back in November. The Hawks routed the Nuggets 125-100 in NBA betting.
Denver has won four of the last five games at home against Atlanta but they are just 2-3 against the basketball betting number in those games. In this series, the last four games have all gone over the basketball betting total.
The Hawks are 4th in the league in scoring and 10th in defense so they have proven to be a tough team in basketball betting on a nightly basis. The team is very balanced with Joe Johnson leading the way. Atlanta plays defense too, so they usually stay in basketball betting matchups.
Denver has been better at home this season in basketball betting than on the road. The Nuggets are 8-5 versus the basketball betting pointspread at home while they are below .500 on the road. The Nuggets are 2nd in the league in scoring but they do struggle on defense. That could point to an over in this basketball betting matchup against the high flying Hawks. The only concern would be that Atlanta played last night. The other concern would be that the Nuggets have gone under the total in 7 of their 13 games at home so far this basketball betting season.
This has the potential to be the best game of the night on Wednesday as two teams that can score get together. Both Atlanta and Denver are looking like serious contenders in their respective Conferences this season.