Suns vs. Nuggets Prediction
Will the over cash tonight in Denver when the Nuggets host the Suns at 9:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nuggets are 7-point home favorites versus the Suns while the over/under sits at 231 points. The point spread hasn't moved off the original number of 7, but the total has climbed from 229 to 231.
The Suns are coming off a 112-111 loss to the Timberwolves as a 1.5-point home underdog. Devin Booker scored 26 points and hit four 3-pointers in the loss to Minnesota, finishing 9-of-23 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, adding four assists, two rebounds and four turnovers. Eric Bledsoe also picked up four fouls and was limited to just 29 minutes, finishing with 18 points on 5-of-18 shooting.
The Nuggets have alternated wins and losses over their last four games, beating the Clippers and Jazz at home and losing to the Spurs and Timberwolves on the road. In their 103-93 win over the Jazz, Nikola Jokic hit 9-of-16 shots for 23 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals and three blocks in 35 minutes. Kenneth Faried also scored 11 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes in the win over the Jazz.
OUR PREDICTION: The over has cashed in six of the Suns' last eight games, is 21-10 in their last 31 games following a loss, and is 20-6 in their last 26 conference games. On the other side, the over is 34-16-1 in the Nuggets' last 51 games overall, is 36-15-2 in their last 53 home games and has cashed in nine of their last 11 games following a victory.
NBA THURSDAY PREDICTION: SUNS/NUGGETS OVER 231