Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets - 12/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (20-8) at Phoenix Suns (11-18)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns meet Monday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 17.9 points and 4.4 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 17.3 points and 10.1 rebounds. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing six rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost three of their last four road games.
The Phoenix Suns need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 114.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.5 points and 6.4 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 18 points and 11.5 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 9.4 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last six home games.
The Nuggets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Suns are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 15-7 in Nuggets last 22 overall. The over is 11-3 in Suns last 14 home games. The Nuggets are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns are looking more like the team we're used to seeing, as they've lost six straight and are losing their last five games by an average of 11.2 points while allowing 50.6 percent shooting. The Denver Nuggets are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing their best ball of the season and are winning their last five games by an average of 9.4 points. I've been saying for a while that I don't understand the love the Suns keep getting from oddsmakers. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the Nuggets on the road.