Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets - 2/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (36-16) at Phoenix Suns (21-31)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +1.5 -- Over/Under:
The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.6 points and 10.3 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18 points and 4.6 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last six road games.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.7 points and 6.3 assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 18.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.7 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost three of their last four home games.
The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite, 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 road games. The under is 6-1 in Suns last 7 home games. The Nuggets are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Suns, and they enter this contest winning their last five games by an average of 8.8 points while shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from three. Even with last nights win over the Houston Rockets, the Phoenix Suns are a losing team ATS at home and aren't a club that has much luck stringing wins together. I have to take the better team and the small chalk.