Nuggets at Suns 1/12/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 4:35 AM ET

The Denver Nuggets looks for their third straight victory on Saturday when they visit the Phoenix Suns. The Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday 121-100. Nikola Jokic continued his fine play with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in the win. Denver has now won 11 straight at home.

Phoenix lost its last outing on Wednesday 104-94 to the Dallas Mavericks. The Suns were led in scoring by T.J. Warren with 20 points. Devin Booker did not play against Dallas due to back spasms and is questionable for Saturday’s game with Denver. In back-to-backs this season the Suns are a combined 1-13. Nikola Jokic is the leading scorer, rebounder and leads in assists with averages of 19.2points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. Jamal Murray is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.5 points per game. As a team, Denver is shooting 46.5% from the field and 35.1% from 3-point territory.

Devin Booker is leading the Suns in scoring and assists with averages of 24.8 points and 6.9 assists per game, while Deandre Ayton is the third leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 16.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. As a team, Phoenix is shooting 46.1% from the field and 34.1% from three-point territory.

Denver has covered the number in 9 of its last 11 versus Phoenix and 4 of the last 5 played in Phoenix against the Suns. Phoenix has failed to cover the number in 4 of its last 5 at home. Denver has covered 8 of the last 11 versus teams from the Pacific division and 4 of the last 5 overall. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win and cover ATS 116-105.

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