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Denver Nuggets Phoenix Suns
1-3 November 08, 2013, 09:00 | US Airways Center 3-2



Denver pays a visit to Phoenix on Friday, hoping to send the Suns to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at US Airways Center.

The Nuggets will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 1-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Suns are 4-0-1 ATS. Denver is 2-2 against the total, while Phoenix is 2-3 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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For bettors going with the Suns in this one, they were listed earlier as 0-point on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 201.5 for Friday at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game pits the Suns, currently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nuggets, who rate No. 7 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-85 victory for the Suns.

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Last time out for Denver, they were a 109-107 winner as they battled the Hawks at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nuggets got 23 points from Ty Lawson as Denver ran past Atlanta 109-107 on Thursday at Pepsi Center.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 99-96 loser on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Markieff Morris scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 99-96 against San Antonio in NBA action at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 97.4 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 23 at 103 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 45.72% so far, more than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 42.36% per game.

Next up:
Denver at Utah, Monday, November 11th
Phoenix at Charlotte, Sunday, November 10th