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Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Suns (15-24) at Denver Nuggets (19-17)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Denver Nuggets -11 -- Over/Under: 218 See the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Phoenix Suns look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.9 points and 4.2 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Isaiah Canaan is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Monroe is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have split their last eight road games.

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Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Denver Nuggets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 16.3 points and 10.2 rebounds while Gary Harris is averaging 16 points and 3.3 assists. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing 3.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won nine of their last 11 home games.

The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 6-13-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Denver, 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 36-16-1 ATS in the last 53 meetings.

I know the Denver Nuggets are really good at home, but the Phoenix Suns are also playing well as of late and probably shouldn't be a double-digit underdog when playing non-elite teams. The Suns are also 8-3 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog, while the Nuggets are just 2-3 ATS when favored by double digits. These are always high scoring games when these two teams meet, so the value is probably having points in your pocket. Give me the Suns. 

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