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Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/19/14

Denver Nuggets (20-19) at Phoenix Suns (22-17)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm (US Airways Center)

The Line: Phoenix Suns -1 -- Over/Under: 219.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Denver Nuggets head to the desert on Sunday to face off against the Suns in Phoenix.

The Phoenix Suns are currently sitting at 22-17 this season, and are in third place in the Pacific division.  The Suns currently trail the Warriors by just two games in the division, and the division leading Clippers by 4.5.  The Suns have a top ten offense this season, putting up a solid average of 103.6 points per game, and are led by Dragic, who is averaging 19.5 per game this season.  Phoenix has struggled as of late, dropping four out of their last five, including a loss in their last outing, falling to the Mavs in Phoenix on Friday 110-107. 

Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/19/14

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The Denver Nuggets head to Phoenix on Sunday to face the Suns.  Denver is currently just above the .500 mark on the season at 20-19.  The Nuggets are also in third place in their division, trailing the Thunder by 9.5 games, and the Trail Blazers by 10.5 as of now.  The Nuggets have won three out of their last five heading into this meeting with the Suns on Sunday, falling in their last outing 117-109 to the Cleveland Cavs on Friday in Denver.

The Nuggets are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and the Nuggets are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games when playing on just one day of rest.  The Nuggets are also playing well on Sundays, going 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games played on Sunday.

The Suns are 4-0 against the spread in their last four Sunday games, and the Suns are 8-1-1 against the spread in their last ten games against the Northwest division.  Phoenix is also 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games following an ATS loss.

I have to give the slight edge here to the Suns at home.  Phoenix plays well at home, going 13-6 on their home floor this season, and I like the way the Suns match up with the Nuggets.  Should be a fun game to watch, and getting basically even points with the Suns here at home looks like the right side to be on.

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Phoenix -1

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