Nuggets vs Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 3/31/23

Phoenix Suns (41-35) vs Denver Nuggets (51-24)

Game Info: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns meet Friday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.8 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.9 points and 11.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.1 points and 4 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 28.2 points and 5.4 assists, while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Suns are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Nuggets last 6 overall. The over is 9-3-1 in Suns last 13 overall. The Nuggets are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Phoenix.

The Denver Nuggets are on the end of a back to back and could be without Jokic for this contest. The Phoenix Suns are as healthy as they've been in a while, they have the rest advantage, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 6.4 points. I'll take my chances with the Suns and the chalk, especially if Jokic doesn't play.

Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -6

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