Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns - 1/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (8-6) vs Denver Nuggets (8-7)
Game Info: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm (PHX Arena)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -1 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the PHX Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.1 points and 11.4 rebounds while Michel Porter Jr. is averaging 19.5 points and 1.8 assists. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 109.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 22.2 points and 4.1 assists while Mikal Bridges is averaging 14.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 8.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games. The Suns are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The over is 37-18-3 in Nuggets last 58 overall. The under is 10-4 in Suns last 14 overall. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix and 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
These are two talented teams in the West that hope to make a deep run in the playoffs, and last nights games came down to the wire, which included overtime. It's not easy to beat the same team twice in as many days. The Phoenix Suns have to feel like they let a game slip away, and I'm confident they have enough to get the job done. I'll lay the point with the Suns.