Suns vs Nuggets NBA Pick & Prediction, 1-26-2017
Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets
Free NBA Pick by: Brendon Katsaros
Odds: Nuggets -6, 229
Time: January 26th, 9pm EST
(15-30 SU, 24-20-1)
Phoenix must rebound from a buzzer beater loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. The 1 point loss pushed them to (5-5 SU) their last 10 games.
The Suns are currently 15 games below .500 overall but somehow just 4.5 games behind the Nuggets for the final playoff spot in the West. The Suns average 106.2 points per game well giving up 111.5 points per game. The Suns have struggled on the road this season, registering a record of 7-17.
In order for the Suns to win this game they will rely on Eric Bledsoe (20.8 points plus five rebounds and 6.2 assists). In addition to Bledsoe, Devin Booker puts up 20.6 points per game while Brandon Knight is contributing 11.9 points and 2.4 dimes per game. The Suns may have a dynamic backcourt of the future with Booker and Bledsoe but do they have enough to pull off the win in the present?
(19-25 SU, 23-21 ATS)
Denver is off a big win over the Utah Jazz. The Jazz showed fatigue but the Nuggets played solid defense to pull off the 103-93 win.
Denver is 6-4 their last 10 games and 4-0 ATS their last 4 home games. The Nuggets are 4th in the league in scoring offense with an average of 109.7 points per game and 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.5 rebounds.
Denver and Phoenix have met twice this season with the Nuggets winning both contests and covering the spread.
Danilo Gallinari leads the team with 16.8 points plus 4.9 boards a night. Wilson Chandler (15.9 points, 6.8 rebounds) and Emmanuel Mudiay (12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists) are solid wing options on the offensive end.
Denver looks to improve upon their recent play and maintain the 8th seed in the Western Conference Playoff outlook.
Suns vs Nuggets NBA Pick & Prediction
What is Brendon Katsaros Predicting?
Both of these teams have not fully committed to playing tough defense but they will score. The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and the home team is 25-12-1 ATS in the last 38 meetings. Denver should be able to deal the Suns another loss and cover the -6 point spread at home.