Suns vs. Nuggets Prediction
A pair of struggling, bad teams square off tonight in Denver when the Nuggets host the Suns at 9:00PM ET.
After opening as a 7-point favorite, the Nuggets are now -7.5 versus the Suns according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. The total, meanwhile, opened at 214 and has been bet up to 214.5.
After losing starting guards Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight to injury, the Suns didn't know what they'd receive from rookie guard Devin Booker. But Booker has broken out by averaging 20.1 points over a 10-game stretch. He fell back to scoring just 10.8 per game on 29 percent shooting over his next eight, but then rebounded to average 26.8 over his last four.
Despite their struggles this season, Phoenix has covered in eight of its last 10 games versus the Nuggets and is 4-1 against the spread in its last five trips to Denver. Speaking of the Nuggets, they've failed to cover in four of their last five games coming off a win.
THURSDAY NBA FREE PICK: PHOENIX SUNS +7.5