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Suns Easily Covering Against Nuggets

Phoenix Suns Brandon Knight

The Phoenix Suns welcome the Denver Nuggets to the Talking Stick Resort Arena Saturday in hopes to continue their domination over their foe. The Suns are 6-1 SU and ATS in their past seven games against the Nuggets.

Shark Bites
  • The Nuggets have won their past three games by an average of 4.7 points per game.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the past five games when the Suns host the Nuggets.
  • Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari are averaging a combined 35.6 ppg in their past three.

Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe continue to supply the offense for the Suns, with the backcourt duo averaging 42.7 points per game. The backcourt may have even more responsibilities on their plate Saturday, as it appears that Markieff Morris might not play after suffering an injury against the Clippers Thursday.

The Nuggets come into the game hot, winning their past three games with at least four players scoring double-digit points in each of those contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Denver Nuggets listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 207.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

A 99-98 result in favor of the Nuggets is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Phoenix Suns sit at 4-4 (5-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Denver Nuggets are currently 5-4 (5-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Phoenix is 4-4 OU and Denver is 4-5 OU. This season the Phoenix Suns are 4-4 overall and 5-3 ATS against the number, while the Denver Nuggets are 5-4 and 5-4 ATS. As for the totals, Phoenix is 4-4 on the OU, and Denver is 4-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Phoenix vs Denver injuries news.

This game pits the Phoenix Suns, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Denver Nuggets, who rate No. 16 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Phoenix's No. 4-ranked offense (104.12 PPG) against a Denver Nuggets defense that ranks No. 19 at 102.78 PPG. The Phoenix Suns have averaged 44.03% from the field per game, more than the Denver Nuggets have managed so far this NBA season (43.94% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Denver got 27 points from Danilo Gallinari en route to a 107-98 victory over Houston on Friday at Pepsi Center.

The Clippers were burned for 37 points by Brandon Knight on Thursday as the Suns picked up a 118-104 win at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games
  • Denver is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Phoenix is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Phoenix is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Phoenix's last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Denver at New Orleans, Tuesday, November 17th
Phoenix home to Los Angeles, Monday, November 16th

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