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Suns vs Nuggets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets
  • Where: Denver at Ball Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds DEN -12, PHO +550 | DEN -800 O/U OFF

So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 21-21, while going 20-20-2 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Phoenix is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

Phoenix is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Warriors. With the 125-113 victory, they also covered the spread as 12 point underdogs. Phoenix played well enough in the second half to prevent the Warriors from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 14 going into halftime. In the win, Mikal Bridges led the team in scoring with 26 points on a field goal percentage of 55.6%.

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So far, the Nuggets have put together an overall record of 27-13, while going 20-19-1 vs the spread. Denver comes into the game having rattled off 3 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 19.0 points per game

Going into their last game, the Nuggets were 13 point favorites to beat the Lakers. However, the 122-109 win, resuled in an ATS push for each side. Denver went on to win the game, as they led by 14 heading into halftime. In the win, Jamal Murray led the team in scoring with 34 points on a field goal percentage of 44.8%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Suns averaged 121.33 points per game vs Denver, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Suns saw a boost in scoring, the Nuggets averaged 112.33 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Phoenix. This figure was similar to season-long average. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Suns have averaged 122 points per game compared to 116 for Denver. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Phoenix. Over the course of these games, they averaged 238 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 42 games, the Suns are averaging 113.0 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Suns are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.3 per contest. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Phoenix is just 18th in shots made inside the arc.

So far, the Suns have played well defensively, as they are ranked 9th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.

Mikal Bridges is expected to play a key role in Phoenix’s scoring efforts against the Denver today, as Devin Booker is unavailable. Booker is the team’s leading scorer this season with 27.1 points per game. Bridges is 2nd in scoring for the team with 15.7 points per game, which ranks him 84.0th in the NBA. In his 42 games, he has hit 45.7% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game.

Denver will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 116.8 points per game (5th). Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.2 made 3’s per game. Denver has managed to put together a strong scoring offense despite being both a below average 3-point shooting unit and ranking just 20th in possessions per game.

Against the Suns, the Nuggets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 14th in points allowed.

This season, the Nuggets offense has primarily worked through Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 37 games, Jokic is 20th in the NBA at 25.0 points per game. So far, him and Murray have accounted for 35% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 43.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jamal Murray is grabbing 3.9 rebounds for Denver to go along with 5.3 assists.

Suns vs Nuggets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Suns +12
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF

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