The Nuggets are off on a five-game road trip and their first opponent is the new-look Suns. Phoenix is looking like a dangerous team after the addition of Chris Paul in the offseason. Colorado sports bettors can take advantage of this matchup between Western Conference contenders.
Let’s dive into some of the best bets in our Nuggets vs. Suns betting preview with odds, picks, and predictions.
Nuggets vs. Suns Betting Preview
The Nuggets are looking to go over .500 for the first time this season. Surprisingly, Denver has struggled to find any consistency this season. Perhaps it’s a little bit of a hangover from going deep into the playoffs during the bubble. Regardless, they have a chance for a statement win on Friday night against the Suns.
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Nikola Jokic continues to be the best player on the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is off to a slow start and the departure of Jerami Grant in free agency left a big hole in Denver. Nonetheless, Jokic is making it his mission to put the team on his back.
Nuggets vs. Suns Odds
Here are the lines for Nuggets vs. Suns at DraftKings Colorado Sportsbook:
- Spread: Nuggets +1.5 (-110) // Suns -1.5 (-112)
- Moneyline: Nuggets +102 // Suns -120
- Total: O 219 (-112) // U 219 (-109)
Bets We Like With A Nuggets Win
Over 219 Total Points (-112)
This is an awfully low total for a game that will feature Jokic, Murray, Paul, and Devin Booker. There will be an immense amount of offensive talent on the floor when these teams square off on Friday night.
Looking at the Nuggets, they tend to need to put up high scores to win games this year. They have scored at least 114 points in each of their wins this year. If that trend holds, Phoenix would only need to score 106 points or fewer to cover the total points. The Suns are averaging just under 110 points per game on the season.
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Bets We Like With A Suns Win
Mikal Bridges Over 1.5 Threes (-180)
We would love this over/under to be a bit higher with a better price, but this is an absolute lock if the Suns win. When Bridges hits three or more triples in a game, the Suns are 6-0. His emergence as an elite three-and-D player is helping Phoenix take the next step this season.
Again, we don’t love this price, but Bridges hitting at least two threes is a sure thing on Friday night, especially if the Suns win.
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Bets We Like Independent Of Outcome
Nikola Jokic Over 10.5 Rebounds (-105)
Trust in Joker. The Serbian is playing at an MVP-level right now and he is absolutely crushing it on the glass. He’s averaging 11.4 rebounds per game and he’s hauled in 11 or more boards in eight of 14 games so far this season.
The Suns and Nuggets are two of the slowest teams in the NBA in terms of pace, but Jokic should still have plenty of opportunities to go over on this number.
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Nuggets vs. Suns Prediction
The Nuggets and Suns are two of the better teams in the Western Conference right now. We expect to see both of these teams in the playoffs come April. In fact, this would be a fantastic seven-game series if we are lucky enough to get it.
However, in this one, we like the Suns to win and cover the spread. They are playing at home and the Nuggets still don’t seem like they are in a rhythm yet.
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