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Phoenix SunsDenver Nuggets
April 6, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Odds

28-26TEAM RECORD29-25

Denver looks to cover the Nuggets-Suns pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 29-25 mark when they host Phoenix in NBA action.

The Nuggets bring a 29-25 record (28-26 ATS) to the battle against the 28-26 Suns, who are 29-25 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 28-26 so far and the Suns go 20-32-2.

View Phoenix vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Suns before tip-off in this one will find them as 5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 210.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-rated Nuggets and the No. 20-rated Suns in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-100 win for the Nuggets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 7-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 16 in the league with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 6.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 99 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 107-105 winner on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Suns got 19 points from Michael Redd as Phoenix ran past Utah 107-105 on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 94-92 loser as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver suffered a 94-92 loss against New Orleans on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Ty Lawson in a losing effort at New Orleans Arena.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Suns at Nuggets trends to consider:
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver's last 10 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 9 games

Next up:
Phoenix home to LA Lakers, Saturday, April 7
Denver at Golden State, Saturday, April 7