Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 12/23/2019 NBA Previews and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 12/23/2019 Betting Odds
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
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
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 12/23/2019 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games.
Phoenix are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Ricky Rubio PG Illness is “?” Monday vs Denver
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