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Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/12/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Suns +10 -- Over/Under: 220
TV Channel
AL2, FSAZ+
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The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.2 points and 10.2 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.5 points and five assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last six road games.

The Phoenix Suns could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.8 points and 6.9 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 12 of their last 15 home games.

The Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 7-2 in Suns last 9 vs. Western Conference. The over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 overall.

I've said it many times in the past, but I want nothing to do with the Phoenix Suns without Devin Booker, as they usually lose ugly when they lose. The Suns are allowing 48.9 percent shooting from the field in their last five games and 40.4 percent shooting from three. The Denver Nuggets are quietly playing their best basketball of the season and are 3-1 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. The Nuggets are also winning by an average of 23.5 points whenever a double-digit favorite. While this big of a line on the road is always dangerous territory, this game has the potential to get very ugly. 

Pick:
Denver Nuggets -10

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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