Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (5-4) at Phoenix Suns (4-4)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -8 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, ALT2, FSAZ
The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns play Saturday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look to keep rolling with a fourth straight victory. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while Kenneth Faried is averaging 14.5 points and 9.9 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 6.3 assists and J.J. Hickson is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are coming off a Friday win over the Rockets in which they shot 45.7 percent from the field and turned the ball over 18 times. The Nuggets have topped 100 points in six of their nine games. The Nuggets have not won four straight games since early March. Joffrey Lauvergne is questionable with a back injury.
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The Phoenix Suns look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 104.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 22.4 points and 6.5 assists while Brandon Knight is averaging 20.3 points and 4.4 assists. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 10.5 rebounds and Jon Leuer is dishing 1.1 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.9 percent from downtown but are averaging nearly 17 turnovers per game. Knight is 11-25 from deep in his last three games. The Suns have lost six of their last 10 home games. Markieff Morris and Ronnie Price are questionable.
The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I like the Suns, but I don't like them this much. The Nuggets are playing basketball right now and are gaining confidence with each game. Although the Nuggets have beaten the Suns just once in the last seven meetings, I'll take the points here. Denver is playing too well to pass this line up.