Denver Nuggets (29-26) at Phoenix Suns (18-38)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 10, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Phoenix Suns +7 -- Over/Under: 218.5
The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for a victory here after winning six of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Gary Harris is averaging 17.6 points and 3.2 assists while Jamal Murray is averaging 16.6 points and three assists. Nikola Jokic is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing 4.1 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost seven straight road games.
The Phoenix Suns could use a feel good win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 104.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.1 points and 4.9 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Josh Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Len is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost six of their last seven home games.
The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Nuggets are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the favorite is 37-17-1 ATS in the last 55 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets aren't the same team on the road as they are at home, and playing on the end of a back to back never helps. However, the Phoenix Suns are awful right now, as the injuries are piling up, and they're being outscored by 18 points in their last five games. The Suns are also being outscord by 9.4 points at home this season. With no Devin Booker, the Suns can't score, and that's bad given this is already a poor defensive club. I'll eat the chalk here.