Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (6-5) at Denver Nuggets (6-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +2.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, ALT
The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets square off early Friday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Phoenix Suns could use a nice road win after splitting their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 22.8 points and six assists while Brandon Knight is averaging 20.5 points and 4.9 assists. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 10 rebounds and Markieff Morris is dishing 1.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37 percent from downtown and are getting 37.5 points from their bench. The Suns now have to improve defensively, as they’ve allowed 100-plus points in six of their last eight games. The Suns have lost eight of their last nine road games. T.J. Warren is questionable with an illness.
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The Denver Nuggets look for a nice win to get them a game above a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 14.1 points and five rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 9.3 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 6.4 assists. The Denver Nuggets are allowing teams to shoot 37.3 percent from downtown and have given up 100-plus points in five of their last seven games. The Nuggets have been one of those up-and-down teams that have been tough to figure out all season. The Nuggets have won five of their last eight home games.
The Suns are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 23-9-1 ATS in the last 33 meetings.
The Suns have yet to prove they can win on the road with losses in eight of their last nine away from home. Also, the Nuggets are gaining confidence with each game that goes by. Denver is a talented, young team to watch moving forward. I'll take the home team and the free bucket.