Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 02/08/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 02/08/2020 – The Denver Nuggets seek their third win in as many games this season against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday at Talking Stick Arena. Denver had two impressive wins this week against the Blazers, 127-99, and the Jazz, 98-95 while the Suns dominated the Rockets, 127-91, on Friday. Las Vegas released the opening NBA odds early Saturday morning, pegging the Nuggets at -1.5 points.
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 02/08/2020
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 02/08/2020 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
After blowing out the Blazers by 28 points, the Denver Nuggets gutted out a three-point win against a very tough Jazz team. Nikola Jokic put up a monster triple-double, finishing with 30 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists. Jamal Murray fired for 31 points and Monte Morris contributed 15 points for the Nuggets, who shot 43 percent from the field and grabbed 52 rebounds.
Players to Watch: Nikola Jokic (20.6 PPG, 10.3 RPG and 6.8 APG)
Jamal Murray (18.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, and 4.6 APG)
Will Barton (15.1 PPG, 6.5 RPG and 3.7 APG)
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns delivered one of their best basketball games this season, blasting the Houston Rockets, 127-91, on Friday. Kelly Oubre Jr. erupted for a career-high 39 points with 9 rebounds, and Devin Booker added 33 points. Phoenix shot 55.8 percent from the field and dominated the battle for rebounds against the undersized Rockets, 51-29.
Players to Watch: Devin Booker (26.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 6.3 APG)
Kelly Oubre Jr. (19.2 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 1.5 APG)
DeAndre Ayton (18.3 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 2.2 APG)
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 02/08/2020 Betting Numbers
Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Phoenix are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Paul Millsap PF Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Phoenix
Aron Baynes C Hip is “?” Saturday vs Denver
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
The Nuggets opening at -1.5 points across the spread comes us a surprise considering the team’s status among the elite teams in the league. Online Bookmakers must have taken into consideration the lack of abled bodies on their roster. Add the fact that the Suns are coming off a big win over the Rockets, and we have a surprisingly narrow spread for this game.
Moneyline: Back the Nuggets at -125. Denver is 7-3 in their last 10 games and already defeated the Suns twice this season.
ATS: Pick the Nuggets to cover the 1.5-point spread. Denver is 4-1 ATS in their last five games and should be poised to get another ATS win.
TOTALs: Pick the UNDER at 219 points. The Nuggets scored only 98 points in the win vs. the Jazz and is expected to play great defense on the Suns in their third matchup of the season.
Score Prediction: 110 – 103 Nuggets