Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Denver Nuggets head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Denver as 7.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 28-12. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.3 as they average 110.7 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 10-33. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 106.2 points per contest and give up 114.7, which is a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 22-17-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 18-21-0 against the over/under this year
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 19-24-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 19-24-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
01/10/19 G Gary Harris Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/10/19 G Devin Booker Back is questionable Saturday vs Denver
Nikola Jokic comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Jamal Murray averages 18.5 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Devin Booker scores 24.8 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. T.J. Warren averages 18.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 110.7 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 47.3 boards per contest and 27.4 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 105.4 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 26th in the NBA with 106.2 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.53. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 24.0. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Suns give up 114.7 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.5 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 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 3rd in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -7.5
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