Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Tips 1/25/2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, January 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 15.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 11-38. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -9.0 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 115.1 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 31-15. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 111.2 points per contest and give up 106.4, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 22-27-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 22-27-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 25-21-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 23-23-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/23/19 C DeAndre Ayton Ankle is downgraded to out Thursday vs Portland
01/23/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Portland
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
01/21/19 F Juancho Hernangomez Abdominal is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. T.J. Warren averages 18.0 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Nikola Jokic averages 19.8 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Jamal Murray averages 18.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.4 per game. The Suns allow 115.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 18th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.3. The Nuggets are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Nuggets surrender 106.4 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Suns are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league.
Denver is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 13th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -15.5
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