Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns - 11/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (12-3) vs Denver Nuggets (9-7)
Game Info: Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Footprint Center)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. The Denver Nuggets look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns look to build on their 11-game winning streak.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.4 points and 13.6 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 17.1 points and 4.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 110.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 22.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 14.9 points and 12.2 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 1.6 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Suns are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 11-5 in Nuggets last 16 overall. The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets have no chance here if Jokic doesn't play given the rest of their injuries, and he's currently questionable with a wrist injury. The Phoenix Suns are not only piling up the outright victories, but they're covering these games as well and are winning their last five games by an average of 13.8 points. I'm assuming there's a decent chance Jokic doesn't play given this line. Either way, I have to ride the red-hot Suns.
Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -7.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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