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Nuggets hit the hardwood in Phoenix

The Denver Nuggets are 0-2 both SU and ATS against the Phoenix Suns so far this season as those teams meet for the third time this year in NBA odds action on Sunday night.

Overall the Nuggets are 7-3 both SU and ATS in the last 10 games between the two teams, but Phoenix has beaten them 114-103 at home and 103-99 on the road this season.

The OVER has paid out in four of their last six matchups.

Phoenix battles the Nuggets, currently with a 20-19 mark (17-21-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-18 for the Suns and 19-20 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Suns sat as -1-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 219.5.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Suns and the No. 10-ranked Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-96 result in favor of the Suns.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 117-109 loser as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 226 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nuggets got 23 points from Wilson Chandler, but it was Cleveland that prevailed in a 117-109 final on Friday at Pepsi Center.

The Suns were a 110-107 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. The Suns wasted a 28-point performance from Goran Dragic as Dallas ran past them 110-107 on Friday at US Airways Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 103.59 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.41 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Next up:
Denver at Portland, Thursday, January 23rd
Phoenix home to Indiana, Wednesday, January 22nd