Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets NBA Point Spread Picks 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, October 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 12.5 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 19-63. They were 5th in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of -9.3 as they averaged 107.5 points per game while giving up 116.8 per contest. The Nuggets had an overall mark of 54-28 last year. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They averaged 110.7 points per contest and gave up 106.7, which was a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns were 36-46-0 against the spread last season
The Phoenix Suns were 37-44-1 against the over/under last year
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets were 49-47-0 against the spread last season
The Denver Nuggets were 43-52-1 against the over/under last year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/18/2019 Dario Saric PF Quadriceps Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Tyler Johnson SG Knee Game Time Decision
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devin Booker averaged 26.6 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 6.8 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 47% for the year while his free throw percentage was 87%. Ricky Rubio comes into this contest after averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.6 rebounds per game and dished out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 40% while his free throw percentage was at 86%.
Gary Harris averaged 12.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 80%. Jamal Murray averaged 18.2 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4.2 rebounds per game and had 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage finished at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allowed 116.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 28th in the league. They also allowed a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 47.2 rebounds a game which ranked 27th, and they gave up 25.9 assists per contest which put them in 25th place in the league. They forced 15.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 27th in the league. Phoenix averaged 107.5 points per contest last season, which ranked them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -9.3 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team, which had them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 30th in the league. They averaged 40.4 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranked them 30th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 3rd with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrendered 106.7 points per contest, which ranked them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They ranked 16th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets were 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game last season. Denver was 20th in the league with 110.7 points per game last year. They were 13th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 4.0. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 20th in the NBA. They were 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.4. The Nuggets were 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Suns were 28th in the league in defensive rating with 115.1, and their offensive rating of 105.9 was ranked 29th. They were 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 24th. As a unit they were 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Phoenix was 2nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 55%, which was 3rd in the NBA.
Denver was 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 17th in the NBA. The Nuggets were 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 113 was ranked 10th. They were 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 14th. As a unit they were 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -12.5
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