Denver favored by 7.5 against Phoenix on Monday
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Odds
Phoenix will look to improve on its 22-41 record on Monday when they host Denver in NBA odds action at US Airways Center.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns are 22-41 so far on the season, and 25-36-2 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 42-22 and 39-25 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 28-33-2 and the Nuggets go 38-26 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Suns at No. 28 and the Nuggets at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-95 result in favor of the Nuggets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 17-rated squad against Denver's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 26 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 6.6 per outing.
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.3 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
Denver won its last outing, a 111-88 result against the Timberwolves on March 9. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 15.5-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Minnesota was run off the court by the Nuggets on Saturday as Denver blasted the Timberwolves 111-88 at Pepsi Center.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 107-105 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Suns covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 212 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Phoenix earned a 107-105 victory over Houston on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jared Dudley at US Airways Center.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Nuggets at Suns trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
Phoenix is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Phoenix is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Denver home to New York, Wednesday, March 13
Phoenix at Houston, Wednesday, March 13