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Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 12/23/2019 NBA Previews and Prediction

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Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 12-23-2019 NBA Previews and Prediction

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 12/23/2019 – The Denver Nuggets went up to a five-game winnings streak after beating the Lakers and they now head to the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix Arizona to face the Phoenix Suns. This match will happen this Tuesday, December 23 at 9 pm Eastern Time and it will be televised by Fox Sports Arizona. NBA League Pass and SofaScore has the game up via live stream as well. The Phoenix Suns slump went further to a six-game losing streak and NBA Run Line sees them going even further as they are the underdogs against the Nuggets.

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 12/23/2019

When: December 23, 2019 9:00 PM ET
Where: Talking Stick Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 12/23/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Denver Nuggets -4 (-110) 217.5 o (-110) -192

Phoenix Suns
+4 (-110) 217.5 u (-110) +167
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Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets put the LeBron-less Lakers on a three-game losing streak in their last game. Paul Millsap was the team’s leading scorer in that game with 21 points but he is questionable against the Suns. Jokic was limited in his rebounds but he made it up by setting his teammates up to better positions to score the basketball. Will Barton was the best player on the Nuggets as he finished with an all-around game with 14 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. On a night that Jamaal Murray had a bad shooting, Gary Harris stepped up with 19 points and five assists. The Nuggets sans Paul Millsap is still a well-oiled machine and they will be having a lot of options to give the Suns a difficult night.

Players to watch: J. Murray PG 27 GP 27 GS 31.9 MIN 17.9 PTS 0.9 OR 3.5 DR 4.4 REB 4.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 17.49 PER
N. Jokic C 27 GP 27 GS 31.4 MIN 17.3 PTS 2.2 OR 7.9 DR 10.1 REB 6.8 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 3 PF 2.7 AST/TO 22.41 PER
W. Barton SG 25 GP 25 GS 32.9 MIN 14.6 PTS 1.5 OR 5.3 DR 6.8 REB 3.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 2.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 15.98 PER.

Phoenix Suns Betting

Facing the second-best team in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns is the clear underdog for this match against the Nuggets. Ricky Rubio will most likely be out due to illness but these are games that you will miss having a DeAndre Ayton. Aaron Baynes and Frank Kaminsky will tandem their minutes to guard Nikola Jokic. Elie Ekobo tried to fill up Rubio’s shoes against Houston and he came up with a fair 17 points, four rebounds and three assists in 30 starter minutes. Kelly Oubre was the top scorer of that game with 26 points, fiver rebounds and four assists. If Phoenix will have a chance to upset the Nuggets, Devin Booker will have to come up with one of his best nights.

Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 26 GP 26 GS 35.5 MIN 24.5 PTS 0.7 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 6.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 3.8 TO 3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.52 PER
K. Oubre Jr. SF 29 GP 29 GS 32.9 MIN 17.8 PTS 1.2 OR 4.7 DR 5.9 REB 1.5 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 3.3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 15.11 PER
A. Baynes C 20 GP 14 GS 23.1 MIN 13.2 PTS 1.5 OR 3.8 DR 5.3 REB 2.3 AST 0.3 STL 0.8 BLK 1.2 TO 3.9 PF 1.9 AST/TO 18.33 PER.

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 12/23/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Denver Nuggets

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games.
Denver are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Denver are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games against Phoenix.
Nuggets are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games against Phoenix.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver’s last 9 games on the road.
Denver are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
Denver are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Denver are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Monday.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Phoenix’s last 20 games.
Phoenix are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix’s last 13 games against Denver.
Phoenix are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Phoenix are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Denver.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Phoenix’s last 15 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Phoenix are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Phoenix are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in December.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 6 games played on a Monday.

Injuries

Denver Nuggets

No Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Ricky Rubio PG Illness is “?” Monday vs Denver
Dario Saric PF Leg is upgraded to probable Monday vs Denver
Deandre Ayton C Ankle is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Denver

Head-to-Head
Denver Nuggets Phoenix Suns
49-47 Against the Spread 36-46
44-52 Straight Up 38-44
110 Points per Game 107
106 Points Allowed per Game 116
45.3 Offensive FG% 45.51
75.1 Offensive FT% 80.39
35.58 Offensive 3PT% 35.31
43.74 Defensive FG% 47.43
75.04 Defensive FT% 77.46
30.36 Defensive 3PT% 36.62

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks

It is not difficult to put your trust with the Denver Nuggets on this game after that morale-boosting win over the Lakers and Online Sports Betting is also picking them to win this game. Jokic would just eat up the defense of Baynes and Kaminsky while the Nuggets are getting unpredictable who will step up makes it even difficult for the Suns.

Moneyline: Having the edge puts the Denver Nuggets on an ML at +167. Phoenix is given a -162 if they win.

ATS: It is only a four points on the spread between the Nuggets and Suns. Denver is at -4 while Suns are at +4.

TOTALs: Phoenix and Denver are expected to reach a total of 217.5 with the Nuggets going under.

Score Prediction: 115 – 103 Nuggets