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Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets

April 6, 2024

A team looking to improve their playoff seeding will face a team looking to finish with the best record in the Western Conference when the Atlanta Hawks travel to Denver, Colorado, to face the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 9:00 PM ET on Saturday night and will air on Bally Sports Southeast.

Atlanta Hawks Team Preview

The Atlanta Hawks have already locked in a spot in the play-in tournament as they enter this game in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 36-41 and have a six-game lead over the Brooklyn Nets for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference with only five games left in the regular season. 

Atlanta has been red hot over their previous eight games as they have compiled a record of 6-2 in their last eight games, including two wins at home against the Boston Celtics. Atlanta has lost two straight games in the series, including the only other meeting this season by a score of 122-129 loss at home. The Hawks can improve to the 9th seed in the play-in tournament as they only trail the Chicago Bulls by one game. 

However, four of their final five games this season will come against four playoff teams, including the Nuggets, Heat, Timberwolves, and Pacers. The Atlanta Hawks will look to avenge the loss earlier this season and end their two-game losing streak in the series when they travel to face the Denver Nuggets.

Denver Nuggets Team Preview

The Denver Nuggets trail the Minnesota Timberwolves by .5 games for the best record in the Western Conference. They have already locked up, at worst, the third seed in the conference. With only five games left this season, the Timberwolves, Nuggets, and Thunder are all vying for the top seed in the conference. 

Denver has arguably the easiest schedule of the three teams as they will face the Jazz, Spurs, and Grizzlies, with the three teams being three of the bottom four in the Western Conference. The Nuggets are below .500 in their last five games, compiling a record of 2-3 during that stretch following a 100-102 loss on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. The Nuggets have won two straight games in the series and five of the last six meetings, including a 129-122 win on the road in the most recent game in the series. 

The Denver Nuggets will host the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, looking to extend their winning streak to three games in the series.

Odds and Series Trends

BetNow has the Denver Nuggets listed as 12.5-point favorites at home against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. Denver has won five of the previous six meetings in the series, including two straight while winning by an average margin of 11.67 points per game over the last six and 13.5 points per game in the previous two games.

Game Pick

Denver has dominated the series against Atlanta, winning five of the previous six, including two straight meetings. The Nuggets are still vying for the top seed in the Western Conference and will look to sweep the Hawks in the regular-season series in the 2022-23 NBA season. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Denver Nuggets when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Denver Nuggets -12