Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets: 1/23/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 23, 2021

A game after he exploded for 31 points in a 130-126 win over the Suns, Nikola Jokic leads the Denver Nuggets (8-7) on the road against the Phoenix Suns (8-6) on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The Nuggets are underdogs by 1.5 points in the matchup, which tips at 9:00 PM ET on FS-AZ. The matchup’s over/under is set at 218.

Betting Information

Suns vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Suns -1.5 -110 -110 218 -110 -110
Place a bet on Phoenix Suns or the Denver Nuggets for Saturday’s game.

Head to Head

Denver has taken eight of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Phoenix.

Suns vs Nuggets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/22/2021 Suns Suns -0.5 220 -110 -110 Regular Season 130-126 DEN
1/1/2021 Nuggets Nuggets -3.5 220.5 -162 134 Regular Season 106-103 PHO
2/8/2020 Nuggets Suns -3.5 218.5 -158 132 Regular Season 117-108 DEN
12/23/2019 Nuggets Suns -2.5 219.5 -143 120 Regular Season 113-111 DEN
11/24/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -11 215 -664 485 Regular Season 116-104 DEN
10/25/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -12 219.5 -854 598 Regular Season 108-107 DEN
1/25/2019 Nuggets Regular Season 132-95 DEN
1/12/2019 Suns Regular Season 102-93 PHO
12/29/2018 Suns Regular Season 122-118 DEN
10/20/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 119-91 DEN
  • 2/8/2020 DNP – Suns: Aron Baynes; Nuggets: Will Barton
  • 12/23/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton
  • 11/24/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton, Ricky Rubio, Aron Baynes
  • 10/25/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton
  • Suns Betting Information

    • Phoenix has been good against the spread this season, posting an 8-6 record.
    • When favored by at least 1.5 points, the Suns have compiled a 4-4 record ATS.
    • Phoenix and its opponents have converted the over just 5 times in 14 (35.7%) games this season.
    Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win the NBA Championship.

    Nuggets Betting Information

    • Denver has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 6-9 ATS.
    • The Nuggets have gone 5-5 against the spread when they are at least a 1.5-point underdog.
    • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 10 of 15 (66.7%).
    Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 57 of 14 games (407.1%) this year, the Suns and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s over/under of 218 points.
    • Denver and its opponents have combined to score more than 218 points in 80% of their matchups this season (12 of 15 opportunities).
    • The Suns and the Nuggets combine to average 9.6 more points per game than the over/under of 218 set for this matchup.
    • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.9 more points per game (220.9) than this matchup’s total of 218 points.
    • The Suns’ average point total in matchups this year is 219.2, 1.2 points higher than the over/under in this game.
    • Nuggets games this year have averaged an over/under of 229.3 points, 11.3 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Suns Leaders

    • Devin Booker leads the Suns in scoring, averaging 22.9 points per game.
    • Phoenix is led in rebounding by Deandre Ayton’s 12.1 rebounds per game and assisting by Chris Paul’s 8.7 assists per game .
    • Mikal Bridges knocks down 2.7 threes per game to lead the Suns.
    • Phoenix’s blocks leader is Ayton, who averages 1.2 per game. Booker leads the team averaging 1.0 steal a game.

    Nuggets Leaders

    • Jokic leads the Nuggets in all things points, rebounds and assists, averaging 25.5 points, 11.4 grabbing rebounds and serving up 9.9 assists per game.
    • Michael Porter Jr. leads the Nuggets in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.4 made threes per game.
    • Jokic is at the top of Denver’s steals hierarchy with 1.9 steals per game and Porter leads the squad in blocks with 1.2 per game.
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