Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/19/2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Friday, January 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 9 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 16-29. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.0 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 112.4 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 23-22. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 21-22-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 22-23-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 20-23-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 18-27-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
01/18/18 F Marquese Chriss Hip is "?" Friday vs Denver
01/18/18 F TJ Warren Back is "?" Friday vs Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
01/17/18 G Jamal Murray Concussion is "?" Friday vs Phoenix
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 25.2 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 88%. T.J. Warren averages 19.7 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Gary Harris has scored 17.2 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game this season for the Nuggets. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Will Barton averages 14.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 105.4 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.04 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 112.4 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 22.2 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 12th in the NBA with 106.1 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.53. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 23.4. The Nuggets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Nuggets give up 105.6 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Phoenix is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league.
Denver is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 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 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -9
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