Nuggets vs. Suns Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Nuggets cover as underdog vs. Suns? 1/28/17

Are the Nuggets a good bet to cover as an underdog when they visit the Suns at 9:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Suns are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Nuggets after the game hit the board as a pick'em. As for the total, the number opened at 235 but has been bet all the way down to 230.5.

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The Nuggets have won three of their last four games and are coming off a 127-120 victory over the Suns as a 6.5-point favorite on Thursday. Nikola Jokic will not travel with the team to Phoenix and Los Angeles, meaning he will miss at least two games due to a hip injury. Emmanul Mudiay will also not travel with the Nuggets on their two-game road trip due to a back injury.

After winning back-to-back games over the Knicks and Raptors on the road, the Suns have dropped back-to-back games to the Timberwolves and at the Nuggets. In the loss to Denver, Devin Booker scored 24 points, adding six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. Tyson Chandler also added four points with five rebounds, one assist and three steals in 22 minutes.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Nuggets are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus the Suns and are a perfect 4-0 against the number in their last four games overall. They're also 4-1 against the spread in their last games coming off a win and are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the Suns are 6-14-1 at the betting window in their last 21 conference games and are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.

 

SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS +3.5

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