Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets - 12/25/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (20-11) vs Phoenix Suns (19-13)
Game Info: Sunday, December 25, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets meet Christmas Day in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Phoenix Suns have lost 7 of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets have won 6 of their last 7 games.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 47 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 28 points and 5.8 assists, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17.6 points and 9.7 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Johnson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.6 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.9 points and 10.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 17.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Suns last 7 games following a ATS loss. The under is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 overall. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns are piling up the losses, they're banged up, and they're just not a team I'm eager to back against quality competition. The Denver Nuggets are shooting lights out of the gym over the last week, and they're one of the best home teams in the league, where they win by an average of 9.7 points. The Suns just aren't in good enough shape to get the job done here given their injury situation. Give me the Nuggets at home and the reasonable chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -4.5
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