Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets 10/10/14
Denver Nuggets (2-0) at Phoenix Suns (1-0)
NBA Preseason: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: TBC See the Latest Odds
Two fast paced teams collide on Friday night as the Phoenix Suns host the Denver Nuggets.
I’m pretty bullish on both the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets this season. I haven’t gotten around to my annual NBA Over/Unders article yet, but when I do, I think I’ll be taking both teams to go over their respective totals, which are both sitting around the 43 number depending on where you look.
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As far as the Nuggets are concerned, they go 10-deep with quality players and they have one of the best home court advantages in the league in the Pepsi Center. With Aaron Afflalo back and a healthy Danilo Gallinari, Denver could be a real sleeper in a stacked Western Conference this season.
People seem to be riding off the Suns because of the loss of Channing Frye and I see where they are coming from because all of their numbers were much better when he was on the floor opposed to on the bench. However, everyone seems to be forgeting that Eric Bledsoe only played half a season last year and the Suns were something like 24-11 when he was in the starting lineup. Also, the addition of Isiah Thomas was a pretty significant one because they are going to get great play from the guard positions at all times. I’m not sure they win 48 games again, but something like 45-46 sounds about right.
Check back later for my pick when the line is released.