Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 24 (3/24): NBA
- Lm Tipster
- Mar 24, 2022, 9:05:12 AM
Credit: photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||9:00 p.m. EST|
|Suns money line||-105|
|Nuggets money line||-115|
|Over / under||231|
2021-2022 season stats
|Phoenix Suns||Denver Nuggets|
|Road / home record||29-6||21-14|
|Points per game||115.00||115.55|
|Points allowed per game||106.59||108.97|
|Rebounds per game||45.51||44.07|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.26||42.82|
|Over / under record||39-34||41-31-1|
The Phoenix Suns continue on the road and will visit the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. This is the third time these teams face off on the current season, they're tied 1-1.
The Suns have won 6 games in a row and are 29-6 on the road ranking first in the Western Conference with a 59-14 record overall, the best in the league. Phoenix leads the Western Conference shooting 36.7% from deep. Cameron Johnson leads the Suns shooting 44.8% from 3-point range.
Devin Booker is shooting 37.5% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, while averaging 26 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists. Deandre Ayton is averaging 21.7 points and 11.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
In their last 10 games, the Suns are 8-2, averaging 121.8 points, 44.0 rebounds, 28.9 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points.
INJURIES: Paul, Kaminsky, Saric and Johnson are out.
The Nuggets have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 21-14 at home with a 43-30 record ranking second in the Northwest. They have gone 26-19 against Western Conference teams.
Nikola Jokic is scoring 26.2 points per game with 13.6 rebounds and 8.0 assists for the Nuggets. Monte Morris is averaging 13.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 53.5% over the past 10 games for Denver.
In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 6-4, averaging 116.9 points, 44.3 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.7 points per game.
INJURIES: Zeke Nnaji: out (ankle), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Michael Porter Jr.: out (back).
Phoenix are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games.
Denver are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games.
These are two of the best teams in the league and they've also played good defense lately. The Suns have won 8 of their last 10 games and they will have Chris Paul back in the court. The Nuggets are only 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games and haven't been profitable covering the spread at home with a 14-21 record. Take the Suns.
PICK: Suns ML (-105)
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