Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks: 2/21/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 21, 2021

The Denver Nuggets (16-13) visit the Atlanta Hawks (12-17) as 3-point favorites after Jamal Murray exploded for 50 points in the Nuggets’ 120-103 victory over the Cavaliers. The matchup airs on FS-SE at 7:30 PM ET on Sunday, February 21, 2021. The point total is set at 230 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Nuggets vs Hawks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -3 -110 -110 230 -110 -110
Place a bet on Denver Nuggets or the Atlanta Hawks for Sunday’s game.

Head to Head

Atlanta has won seven of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Denver.

Nuggets vs Hawks in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/6/2020 Nuggets Hawks -7 224 -306 247 Regular Season 123-115 DEN
11/12/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -10 210 -597 442 Regular Season 125-121 ATL
12/8/2018 Hawks Regular Season 106-98 ATL
11/15/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 138-93 DEN
1/10/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 110-97 ATL
10/27/2017 Hawks Regular Season 105-100 DEN
2/8/2017 Hawks Regular Season 117-106 ATL
12/23/2016 Nuggets Regular Season 109-108 ATL
3/17/2016 Hawks Regular Season 116-98 ATL
1/25/2016 Nuggets Regular Season 119-105 ATL

Nuggets Betting Information

  • Denver has struggled against the spread, going 13-16 on the year.
  • The Nuggets fare well when favored by at least 3 points, posting a 9-8 record against the spread.
  • In 19 of 29 (65.5%) contests this season, Denver and its opponents have hit the over.
Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

Hawks Betting Information

  • Atlanta has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 14-15 ATS.
  • The Hawks have fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 6-5 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Atlanta’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (13 out of 29 games, 44.8%).
Bet on the Atlanta Hawks to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Nuggets and their opponents have scored at least 230 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 14 of 29 outings (48.3%) this year.
  • Atlanta has played in 14 games this year (out of 29 total matchups — 48.3% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 230 points.
  • These teams average a combined 228.5 points per game, 1.5 fewer points than the over/under of 230 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 224.5 points per game, 5.5 less than the point total in this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Nuggets have had set in games this season is 3.1 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • Hawks games this year have averaged an over/under of 226.1 points, 3.9 less than the point total in this matchup.
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Nuggets Leaders

  • The Nuggets points, rebounds and assists leader is Nikola Jokic. He averages 27.0 points per game and adds 11.2 rebounds and 8.6 assists.
  • Murray makes 2.5 threes per game to lead the Nuggets.
  • Jokic leads the team with 1.6 steals per game. Michael Porter Jr. collects 1.1 blocks a contest to pace Denver.

Hawks Leaders

  • Trae Young holds the top spot on the Hawks scoring and assist lists, putting up 26.6 points and 9.3 assists per game.
  • Clint Capela’s 14.0 rebounds per game paces Atlanta’s rebounding effort. He also adds 14.7 points per game.
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic is tops from three-point range for the Hawks, knocking down 2.3 threes per game.
  • Nobody on Atlanta grabs more steals than Cameron Reddish (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Capela (2.2 per game).
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