Nuggets at Suns 12/29/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:14 PM ET

The Denver Nuggets visit the Phoenix Suns in the second half of a back-to-back after hosting the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Denver lost its second straight on Wednesday falling to the same Spurs 111-103. At home the Nuggets are 13-3 but on the road just 8-8. Three Denver starters – Paul Millsap, Will Barton and Gary Harris did not play and all three are listed as out indefinitely for Denver.

The Suns will be playing the second half of a back-to-back after hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Phoenix defeated the Orlando Magic 122-120 in its last outing. The Suns were led by Devin Booker with 35 points, while TJ Warren scored 24 including all of the Suns four points during overtime to give the Suns the win by two points. DeAndre Ayton led the Suns in rebounds with 12. Nikola Jokic is the leading scorer, rebounder and leads in assists with averages of 17.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. Jamal Murray is the second leading scorer with an average of 17.4 points per game. As a team, Denver is shooting 46.1% from the field and 34.7% from 3-point territory.

Devin Booker is leading the Suns in scoring and assists with averages of 25.5 points and 7.0 assists per game, while Deandre Ayton is the third leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 16.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. As a team, Phoenix is shooting 45.6% from the field and 33.7% from three-point territory.

Denver has had much success against the Suns covering the number in 9 of the last 10 with Phoenix and each of the last 4 played in Phoenix. Denver has covered the number in 6 of the last 8 versus Pacific division teams and 11 of the last 15 overall. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win and cover ATS 112-105.

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