The Phoenix Suns (44-35) will host the Denver Nuggets (52-27) on Thursday in an Western Conference contest. The Phoenix Suns enter the game ranked fourth in the Western Conference, three spots behind leaders Denver Nuggets. There is sure to be a thrilling contest when the Denver Nuggets face off against the Phoenix Suns. The underdogs come in with determination to secure a much-needed victory. Who will be the victor when the dust settles?
Phoenix Suns VS Denver Nuggets Betting expert picks
Phoenix Suns VS Denver Nuggets Moneyline
Take the Phoenix Suns to win (1.37) on the moneyline.
The Phoenix Suns have been on a roll lately, having won their last six games in a row. They are feeling confident and the AZ sports betting sites are giving them -270 odds to beat the Denver Nuggets. The odds imply that there is a 73% chance of a home victory on Thursday. The Denver Nuggets are not favored to get the win in their next game after suffering a 124-103 loss to the Houston Rockets in their last outing. In their last 10 matches, they have held a 6-4 record, keeping them in decent form. However, the odds are against them with +220, making them the clear underdogs for this road trip.
It is an attractive proposition to bet on the Phoenix Suns with -270 to come out on top. The Footprint Center has been a favorable arena for the home team this season, boasting a 27-12 record. In their last five games at home, they have won five of them.
Phoenix Suns VS Denver Nuggets Spread
Take the Denver Nuggets +7.0 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The Phoenix Suns are expected to be victorious in the game taking place on Thursday, holding an advantage of 7 points over the Denver Nuggets. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets was 11.9 points.
The Phoenix Suns have covered in five of their last six games. Their season record 41-36-2 ATS. The Phoenix Suns tread the edge, covering in just five of their last ten nail-biting face-offs. They put away 116.6 points on average, limiting opponents to 110.7 points.
The Denver Nuggets have gone 17-20 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 41-35-1 ATS. The Denver Nuggets failed to cover in four of their previous ten rounds, scoring 109.6 points and conceding 108.0 points on average.
Phoenix Suns VS Denver Nuggets Total
Total under 224.5 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
With a sizzling average of 221.7 points from their previous ten dynamite duels, the latest Phoenix Suns-Denver Nuggets might yield between 218 and 222 points.
The total line for the Phoenix Suns-Denver Nuggets game is set at 224.5, which is 5.7 points lower than the 230.2-point average the two teams had in their last five encounters. Placing a bet on the Over in the total market will provide odds of -110.
The last three Phoenix Suns games at the Footprint Center went under. Their record at home is 17-21 O/U. Based on the previous five home games, the total went under three times and averaged 213.6 points. The Phoenix Suns are 6-4 O/U overall from their previous ten matches overall.
The Denver Nuggets have gone 35-41 O/U for the season. The total went under in nine of their last ten games. In the past five Denver Nuggets road games, the total went under four times and averaged 215.6 points. The Under is 6-4 in the past 10 contests overall.
Phoenix Suns VS Denver Nuggets Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Denver Nuggets (+220) | Phoenix Suns (-270)
- Against the spread (ATS): Denver Nuggets +7.0 (-110) | Phoenix Suns -7.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 224.5 (-110) | (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns are on a great run of form after making it six wins in a row by beating the San Antonio Spurs 115-94, leaving them 7-3 in their last ten matches.
On average, the Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.7 points in the NBA this season and 114.0 points when playing at the Footprint Center. Defensively, there has been no letup. They boast one of the league’s stingiest defenses, having restricted opponents to 111.3 points per game this season and 101.6 points across their last five matches.
The pressure is now on as the Phoenix Suns enter the final part of the regular season. With a 44-35 record across their 79 games up to now, the hosts rank second in the Pacific Division. They hope to better their record going into the final games of the campaign.
No injuries have been reported for the Phoenix Suns prior to their upcoming game.
Denver Nuggets Form
The Denver Nuggets reverted to their losing form in the last match, falling 124-103 to the Houston Rockets. Over the last ten games, their record is 6-4 and in the last five away matches, it is 2-3.
The Denver Nuggets have scored an average of 115.9 points during 79 NBA games, putting them in the middle tier among all teams. In their last five matches, the Denver Nuggets kept their opponents to an average of 110.4 points, which is an improvement from the 112.5 points conceded per game on average throughout the season.
The Denver Nuggetshave gloriously seized the Northwest Division throne. Boasting an impressive 52-win record from 79 games, they continue their regular season crusade, eager for further victories.
The Denver Nuggets will be without both Collin Gillespie, Zeke Nnaji for their latest game.
Phoenix Suns VS Denver Nuggets H2H history
Previously, the Phoenix Suns had been unsuccessful in their two meetings with the Denver Nuggets, but they finally got the victory they had been seeking when they last faced each other. They earned a 100-93 win at the Footprint Center in April 2023 and hope to keep the momentum going. Playing the Phoenix Suns on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the Denver Nuggets, especially in their last five visits, which saw them fall to defeat four times.
The Phoenix Suns tallied 112.2 points on average per game from their ten most recent showdowns against the Denver Nuggets. The latter managed an average of 109.5 points in comparison.