Nuggets vs Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 12/1/23

Phoenix Suns (11-7) vs Denver Nuggets (13-6)

Game Info: Friday, December 1, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns +1.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets are riding a 3-game winning streak. The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning 7 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns prediction.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets are coming off recent wins over the Spurs, Clippers, and Rockets. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.2 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 29 points and 13.2 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic ranks 1st amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (13.2) this season.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns had their 7-game winning streak snapped by the Rockets, but they beat the Grizzlies and Knicks this week. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 116.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 31.3 points and 5.5 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 27.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Kevin Durant ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for points per game (31.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (7.1).
  • The Suns rank 2nd in the league for free throws made per game this season (22.1).
  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (71.1%).
  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (14.5).

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Prediction

The Phoenix Suns are playing their best ball of the season, but they're still a banged up team that's down Beal and Booker yet again. The Denver Nuggets have quietly won 3 straight games, and they're as healthy as they've been in a while with the return of Murray and Gordon. The Nuggets have won 4 of the last 6 meetings against the Suns. The Nuggets have covered 7 of the last 10 games against the Suns. Given the health, I'll lay the bucket with the Nuggets.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -1.5

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