Suns Host Struggling Nuggets on ESPN Friday

Phoenix Suns Host Struggling Denver Nuggets on ESPN NBA Betting (Friday, January 22, 2021)

January 22nd, 2021 NBA Basketball, Online Wagering

Last summer at the Orlando Bubble, the Suns made hay. Phoenix missed the playoffs but won all eight games. As a result, the Suns increased in betting on NBA Games popularity. Phoenix has been a popular dark horse preseason pick. Defensively the Suns are one of the best teams in the Association. Scoring remains a work in progress. Counter to that is a Nuggets team that easily scores. Denver’s problem is a defense that is too loose. Nikola Jokic has emerged as an NBA superstar. However, Jokic is discovering he can’t carry the Nuggets alone.

Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Information

Date and Time:Friday, January 22, 2021, 10 p.m. ET
Location:Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Nuggets at Suns TV Coverage:ESPN
Nuggets at Suns Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
Nuggets+1 (-110)218½ (-110)-102
Suns-1 (-110)218½ (-110)-118
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Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns SBG Odds Overview

On this occasion, the Nuggets will get most of the casual online wagering action. Squares haven’t caught up with the Suns’ improvement to date. Denver’s strong 2020 playoff performance is fresh on everyone’s mind. Sharps will take a hard look at the Suns for this one. Cause by their superior value shown thus far.

Denver Nuggets Team Overview

Late on, the Nuggets have bled red ink with five losses in seven games to the spread. Three of their last four stayed under the total. Denver is 6-7 straight up, 4-9 against the spread, and 9-4 over the total. NBA metrics show the Nuggets 5th for scoring and 20th for points allowed. Namely, center Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets with 25 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. Guard Jamal Murray averages 20.3 points per contest.

Phoenix Suns Team Overview

Phoenix has cooled off after a hot payout streak. To illustrate, the Suns have dropped five of their last seven to the odds. Four of their previous six cleared the total. Phoenix is 7-5 straight up and against the spread with 4-8 under the total. Overall, the Suns rank 20th for scoring and 5th for points allowed. Guard Devin Booker is averaging 22.1 points per game. Center Deandre Ayton averages 12.9 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns Against the Spread

Denver is 48-51-6 against the spread in all games. Specifically, on the road, the Nuggets are 15-20-2 vs. the odds. Denver is 36-35-3 on the board against the Western Conference.

Accordingly, the Nuggets are 56-43-3 over the total in all games. Denver is 19-18 over the total on the road. And the Nuggets are 40-32-2 to the over against the Western Conference.

Overall, Phoenix is 44-40-1 against the spread. At home, the Suns are 16-22-0 on the board. Phoenix is 29-24-1 vs. the odds against the Western Conference.

To summarize, the Suns are 42-43 under the total. At home, they’re 21-17 over the total. Phoenix is 22-32 over the total against the Western Conference.

Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns Head-to-Head vs. Spread

Phoenix has covered five of their last eight against Denver. Four of the previous six in this series cleared the total. Specifically, at Phoenix, the Suns are 3-1 on the board against Denver. Six of the last seven between these teams at Phoenix cleared the total.

Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns SBG Free Pick

As mentioned earlier, the Suns have had to bet on NBA Games control of this series.

Nuggets at Suns at SBG Best Bet: Phoenix Suns.

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