Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets 1/1/2021 – The Denver Nuggets have been looking for their rhythm this season and have been underperforming to expectations. They will be hosting their next game against the Phoenix Suns and this game will happen on January 1, Friday at the Pepsi Center located in Denver, Colorado. The game will start at exactly 7:00 p.m. and it will be shown through an online live stream in NBA League Pass. This is going to be a tough matchup for the Nuggets as the Phoenix Suns look good for the past few games. The Nuggets having the home-field advantage is the favored team by NBA Moneyline over the rising Suns.
Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets 1/1/2021
|When:||Friday, January 1, 9:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
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— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) January 1, 2021
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns are on their tail-end of back-to-back matches and they are coming in with back-to-back wins as well. The team is already reaping early having Chris Paul in the roster as they only lost once. Their most recent game was with the Utah Jazz and they showed they can compete with a strong playoff contender by beating them, 106-95. Devin Booker led the team with 25 points, seven assists and three rebounds while Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges each contributed 16 points. Cam Payne and Cam Johnson also came off the bench with 10 points each as the Suns rallied with a balanced attack.
Players to watch: D. Booker SG 5 GP 5 GS 33.8 MIN 20.2 PTS 0.2 OR 4.2 DR 4.4 REB 4.2 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 5.4 TO 3.2 PF 0.8 AST/TO 12.38 PER
M. Bridges SF 5 GP 5 GS 33.2 MIN 15.6 PTS 1.4 OR 4.6 DR 6 REB 0.4 AST 1 STL 1.4 BLK 0 TO 1.6 PF INF AST/TO 20.76 PER
C. Johnson SF 5 GP 0 GS 22.4 MIN 14.4 PTS 0.2 OR 2.2 DR 2.4 REB 1 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 0.2 TO 1.2 PF 5 AST/TO 24.53 PER.
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets are feeling the loss of their role players Mason Plumlee and Jerami Grant as this team lost three of their first four games of the season. They were beaten up by the Sacramento Kings in their most recent game by ten points, 115-125 while their only win was against the depleted Houston Rockets. Nikola Jokic has been dropping triple-doubles every game but it is not enough to bring his team some wins. Paul Millsap will have to pick up more minutes in his aging body. Jamal Murray did not play in their last game as well but Monte Morris picked up the scoring slack but at the expense of their guard rotation depth.
Players to Watch: N. Jokic C 4 GP 4 GS 38.3 MIN 24.5 PTS 2.8 OR 8.8 DR 11.5 REB 13.5 AST 1.5 STL 0.8 BLK 6 TO 2.8 PF 2.3 AST/TO 30.17 PER
M. Porter Jr. PF 4 GP 4 GS 29.3 MIN 19.5 PTS 1.3 OR 5.5 DR 6.8 REB 1.8 AST 1 STL 1.5 BLK 0.5 TO 2.8 PF 3.5 AST/TO 26.46 PER
J. Murray PG 3 GP 3 GS 34.3 MIN 17.7 PTS 1.3 OR 3.3 DR 4.7 REB 2 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 3.3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 11.6 PER.
Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets 1/1/2021 Betting Numbers
Phoenix is 12-1 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 6 games.
Phoenix is 12-1 SU in their last 13 games.
Phoenix is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Denver.
Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Phoenix is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Denver.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Denver is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 7 games.
Denver is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games against Phoenix.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 5 games at home.
Denver is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Denver is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in January.
Denver is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Friday.
Abdel Nader PF Concussion is “?” Friday vs Denver
Jalen Smith PF Ankle is “?” Friday vs Denver
JaMychal Green PF Calf is upgraded to probable Friday vs Phoenix
Jamal Murray PG Elbow is upgraded to probable Friday vs Phoenix
Michael Porter Jr. SF COVID-19 is OUT Friday vs Phoenix
Greg Whittington PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Phoenix
|Phoenix Suns||Denver Nuggets|
|4-1-0||Against the Spread||1-3-0|
|108.4||Points per Game||117.3|
|97.8||Points Allowed per Game||120.3|
Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
The Phoenix Suns are out to make some upsets with Chris Paul at the helm. According to Online Betting, the Denver Nuggets are going to be the safer bet and will win over the Suns by a fair margin.
Moneyline: The Suns are handed an ML of +100 for this matchup while the Nuggets are at -120.
ATS: It is 4.5 points on the ATS for this game. Nuggets are at -4.5 while the Suns are on the other end at +4.5.
TOTALs: 223 points is the given total for this matchup with the Suns going over and the Nuggets are under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 111 Nuggets