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Denver NuggetsPhoenix Suns
Nov 12, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Odds


The Suns will be trying to slam the Nuggets on Monday when the teams tip off at US Airways Center in NBA betting action.

The Nuggets will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 5-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Suns are 1-6 ATS. Denver is 3-4 against the total, while Phoenix is 4-3 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Suns were listed as 3-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 203 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Suns) and the No. 8 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-92 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 9-rated squad against Denver's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 23 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 6.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.6 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Denver was a 107-101 winner in its last match on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 208 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Nuggets got 21 points from Danilo Gallinari as Denver ran past Golden State 107-101 on Saturday at Oracle Arena.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 94-81 result against the Jazz on November 10. The Suns failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Suns got a 21-point performance from Luis Scola, who added 11 rebounds, but Utah still ran past Phoenix 94-81 on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nuggets at Suns trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing at home against Denver
Phoenix is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Denver home to Miami, Thursday, November 15
Phoenix home to Chicago, Wednesday, November 14