Nuggets vs. Suns - 11/28/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (10-6) at Denver Nuggets (7-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -3 -- Over/Under: 219.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, Altitude
The Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns face off on Friday at the Pepsi Center as the NBA returns to the court after taking Thanksgiving off.
The Denver Nuggets lost heir last game but after a slow start their play has picked up. The Nuggets are 6-4 in their last 10 games and 4-3 at home this season. Denver is averaging 104.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 106.1 points and their opponents are shooting 45.1 percent. Ty Lawson is averaging 16.6 points and 10 assists per game to lead the Nuggets. Arron Affialo is averaging 14.1 points, Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.1 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Kenneth Faried is averaging 11.4 points and 7.0 rebounds. Denver is sixth in scoring and fifth in rebounding in the NBA.
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The Phoenix Suns have the eighth best record in the Western Conference and are a team on the rise. The Suns are 7-3 in their last 10 games and 5-3 on the road this season. Phoenix is averaging 105.9 points and they are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 102.8 points ad their opponents shoot 44.6 percent. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 15.5 points per game to lead Suns. Markeiff Morris is averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds, Gerald Green is averaging 14.8 points, and Eric Bledsoe is averaging 14.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.8 assists. The Suns are the fourth highest scoring team in the NBA.
Denver is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games, 2-5 against the spread following a loss, and 9-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Phoenix is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 35-17-1 against the spread in their last 53 road games, and 15-5-1 against the spread against the NBA Northwest. Phoenix has covered the spread in their last five meetings with Denver.
Denver is favored here but Phoenix has played the slightly better ball thus far and I give them he edge here.