Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 4 point favorites.
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The Nuggets head into this matchup with a mark of 29-25. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 107.0 points per contest while giving up 105.9 per game. The Suns have an overall record of 18-38. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.2 points per game and surrendering 112.5, good for a point differential of -8.3.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 25-26-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 23-31-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 26-28-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 27-29-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
02/09/18 PG Devin Harris Acquired is "?" Friday vs Houston
01/31/18 C Mason Plumlee Calf is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
02/09/18 PG Elfrid Payton Acquired is "?" Saturday vs Denver
02/09/18 SG Devin Booker Hip is "?" Saturday vs Denver
02/09/18 PG Tyler Ulis Back injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Denver
02/07/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is "?" Saturday vs Denver
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Gary Harris averages 17.6 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%.
Devin Booker averages 24.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 90%. T.J. Warren averages 19.5 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Denver averages 107 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.06 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 45 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 112.5 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. Phoenix is 19th in the league with 104.2 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.25. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 44 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 21. The Suns are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Denver is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Phoenix is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +4
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