Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Parlay 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 14-24. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.6 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 112.4 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 19-17. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 19-18-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 20-18-0 against the over/un=DEr
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 17-18-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 16-20-0 against the over/un=DEr
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Mike James averages 10.4 points per contest in 20.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. T.J. Warren comes into this game averaging 19.4 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Gary Harris averages 16 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Will Barton has scored 14.9 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game this season for the Nuggets. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 112.4 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surren=DEr a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 16th in =DEfensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 22.2 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Phoenix averages 105.8 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.53 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 45.3 boards per contest and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover =DEpartment they are 5th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets give up 105.8 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their =DEfense is surren=DEring a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 17th in those =DEfensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 40.9 boards surren=DEred per contest. The Nuggets are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year. Denver is 9th in the NBA with 107.2 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.36. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 23.3. The Nuggets are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Phoenix is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Denver is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Nuggets are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 18th 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 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver -11.5 and un=DEr 220.5 total points
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