Nuggets vs. Suns - 2/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (29-28) at Denver Nuggets (20-36)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +5 -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets square off Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Phoenix Suns hope to get back on track and snap a five-game losing streak. On the season, the Suns are averaging 106.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 105.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.1 points and six assists while Brandon Knight is averaging 16.5 points and 4.5 assists. Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Gerald Green is shooting 41.4 percent from the field. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 47 percent shooting from the field and 41.9 percent shooting from deep during this losing streak. A lack of defense has been an issue all season for the Suns, as they’ve lost nine straight games when allowing more than 100 points. Knight is 5-16 from three in his first two games with the Suns.
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The Denver Nuggets really need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 99.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting and are allowing 104.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 16.7 points and 9.9 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 11.3 points and 8.6 rebounds. J.J. Hickson is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Darrell Arthur is shooting 40.9 percent from the field. The Denver Nuggets also aren’t playing a lick of defense, as they’re allowing 47.9 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost 12 straight games when allowing 100-plus points. The Nuggets have won 12 of their 20 games this season on their home court. Wilson Chandler is questionable with an abdominal injury.
The Suns are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific. The Suns are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Denver and the favorite is 20-7-1 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
If the Suns are going to get back in the playoff race, these are the type of games they must win. The Nuggets are all over the place. Look for the Suns to cover the reasonable number.