Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 25 (12/25): NBA

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 25 (12/25): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Suns money line -115
Suns spread -1 (-110)
Nuggets money line +104
Nuggets spread +1 (-110)
Over / under 233.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Phoenix Suns Denver Nuggets
Record 19-10 18-11
Road  / home record 6-8 9-3
Streak W6 W1
Points per game 116.00 115.00
Points allowed per game 111.00 114.00
Rebounds per game 49.00 42.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 39.00
Over / under record 14-14-1 14-15
 

Preview

The Phoenix Suns continue on the road and will visit the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena on Tuesday night. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and the Suns led 3-1.  

 

Phoenix Suns

The Suns have lost their last 4 games and are 4-8 on the road so far this season with a 16-11 record overall ranking first in the Pacific Division. The Suns have gone 13-7 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix has a 2-5 record in one-possession games.

Devin Booker is averaging 27.4 points and 5.8 assists for the Suns. Deandre Ayton is averaging 18.0 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

In their last 10 games, the Suns are 5-5, averaging 117.9 points, 43.3 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.3 points.

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets get here with a 18-11 and are 9-3 at home so far this season ranking 1st in the Northwest Division.The Nuggets are 14-7 in Western Conference games. Denver averages 14.7 turnovers per game and is 7- when it wins the turnover battle.

Nikola Jokic is scoring 25.2 points per game and averaging 10.9 rebounds for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 15.9 points and 3.5 rebounds over the last 10 games for Denver.

In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 6-4, averaging 118.3 points, 42.3 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 52.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.6 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Phoenix are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against Denver.

Phoenix are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Denver.

Phoenix are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.

Phoenix are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Denver.

Denver are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.

Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games against Phoenix.

Denver are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Suns have been on fire lately as they have won 7 of their last 8 games averaging 119.5 points per game on that strecht but they're 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on the road. The Nuggets have won 4 of their last 5 games and have been very good at home lately with a 9-3 record but they are dealing with some key players questionable. With all those injuries the Suns should take advantage and steal this win on the road.

PICK: Suns -1 (-110)

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