Phoenix Suns Travel to Denver to Face the Nuggets
The Suns have already clinched their spot in the NBA playoffs, but there’s more work to be done. They’ll soon be able to claim the top spot in the Western Conference with a few more wins.
Beating the Denver Nuggets would be a great way to continue their efforts to take the conference. However, they’ll have to go through Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets on Thursday.
The Denver Nuggets have had some inconsistencies lately, but they’ll try to fight through it. In a recent loss to the Cavaliers, the Nuggets were unable to get past Cleveland’s tough defense.
The Suns have a fairly strong defense as well, and there are a few key matchups to watch here. One of these matchups is Deandre Ayton versus Nikola Jokic at the center spot on Thursday.
Game Preview: Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets March 24th
The Phoenix Suns’ offense will need to be at the top of their game against the Nuggets. The Suns recently claimed a huge 129-102 win over the Chicago Bulls. This combination of offense and defense looks like the best in the NBA.
On average, the Suns put up 114.69 points per game, ranking fourth in the NBA. They pair this offense with the sixth-best scoring defense.
The Denver Nuggets will need to find a way to get Nikola Jokic opportunities to score. If they can force the Suns to start double-teaming Jokic, it will open up their offense.
These two haven’t played each other in quite a long time, but the Nuggets struggled against them before. To claim a win at home, the Nuggets need to get creative. They also need to stop Devin Booker.
Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets Betting Prediction
When these two teams last faced each other, it was in late November of 2021. The Suns were favored by 11 points and won the game with ease, 126-97. The point spread in this game will likely be smaller than the previous game.
However, we expect that the Suns will still be favored to win this game by at least six points. So, will they be able to cover the spread on the road?
At the time of writing, the Suns have a 21-12 record against the spread on the road this season. Overall, they have a record of 39-32 ATS and are 2-1 in their last three against the Nuggets.
Denver has gone 13-20 against the spread when playing at home this season. With that being said, we’ll take the Phoenix Suns to win this game on the road against the Denver Nuggets.
In terms of betting on the total, we’d recommend taking the over. Each of these teams have gone over the total more often than under this season. Both of these teams also have pretty strong offenses, so we’ll take the over along with Phoenix.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.