Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets - 12/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns

Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Talking Stick Resort Arena)

DEN -4.0 . Total NA Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets are on the road for a matchup with the Phoenix Suns.  The Nuggets are (19-8), coming off a 109-100 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The Suns are (11-18), after falling to the HoustonRockets, 139-125.

In the Nuggets win over the Timberwolves, Denver was led on offense by Nikola Jokic.  Jokic had a phenomenal game recording a triple-double, finishing with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.  The Nuggets shot 49% from the floor and 36% from 3-point range.  Denver held Minnesota to 41% from the floor.  The Nuggets scored 22 points off turnovers, compared to the Timberwolves 16.

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In the Suns loss to the Rockets, Phoenix was guided throughout the game by Kelly Oubre Jr.  Oubre converted on 10 of 16 attempts from the floor, hitting 6 of 8 from the foul line, totaling 26 points.  The Suns shot 52% from the floor and 29% from 3-point range.  The Suns chances to win a game were hurt, as the Phoenix defense gave up 19 3-pointers.  The Suns allowed the Rockets to shoot nearly 59% in the game.  

Recent Betting Trends:

Nuggets are 12-12-2 ATS this season. 

The under is 17-9 in Nuggets games this season.

Suns are 15-13-1 ATS this season.

The over is 16-12-1 in Suns games this season.

The Nuggets have won 8 of the last 10 matchups against the Suns.  The Nuggets have won their last 5 games overall, while the Suns have dropped their last 6 games.  The Nuggets don't have a great offense, but their defense is stout.  Denver has the best scoring defense in the league,  giving up less than 102 per games.  The Nuggets should be able to see an increase in scoring in this one, as the Suns have the 24th ranked scoring defense.  The Nuggets defense will be to much for the Suns in this one.  Final score prediction, Nuggets will win and cover, 106-98.   

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Chris’s Pick DENVER -4.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.