The Suns pay a visit to the Nuggets for one last time in the regular season. Both teams lock horns on Thursday night at the Ball Arena. Western Conference leaders Phoenix Suns are on their way to another seven-game winning streak, while the Denver Nuggets are back on track after snapping a two-game losing streak with a victory over the Clippers.
Denver took the first win against Phoenix in the opening week, but it was the latter who had the last laugh in their most recent meeting at Footprint Center. Catch a full Nitrobetting preview of the game down below.
Get a full preview of the Suns vs. Nuggets game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.
Suns vs. Nuggets Game Information
𝙋𝘼𝘾𝙄𝙁𝙄𝘾 𝘿𝙄𝙑𝙄𝙎𝙄𝙊𝙉 𝘾𝙃𝘼𝙈𝙋𝙎 pic.twitter.com/eUqpeQc1Cl— y – Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 23, 2022
- When: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 98.7 Arizona Sports (Suns) / Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Suns (-3.5) / Nuggets (+3.5)
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
Monty Williams is having another tremendous season with the Suns. He put together a team that operates with a solid offense and defense. The Suns’ lineup features a menacing core and a reliable bench. Starting guard Chris Paul is out with a thumb injury at the moment, while Cameron Johnson is out until at least March 24 after sustaining a quadriceps injury. Nevertheless, the rest of the team delivers positive results despite the absence of both players.
The Suns hold the fourth-highest points record right now at 114.9 per game. They do this with a league-high 48.6% shooting and top-five two and three-point shooting records. The team produces good numbers from the line with an 80.1% free-throw percentage (sixth). Phoenix dominates the paint with 49.3 points in the paint average. We expect the team to score in the paint ease against a Nuggets squad that are inconsistent defenders in the area.
Phoenix holds opponents to 106.5 points (sixth) per game on 44.2% opponent shooting (third). They are relentless defenders that limit teams to 50.7% in the two-point range (second) and 33.8% beyond the arc (first).
Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?
The Nuggets return to winning ways following a 127-115 win over the Clippers. They are hoping to get back on track, but it’s not going to be easy to overcome championship contenders. The team presents a relatively healthy core group. Nikola Jokic is expected to hold the forefront working alongside Aaron Gordon, Will Barton, and Jeff Green.
Denver has offense statistics that can keep up with Phoenix. They average 111.5 points (11th) per game on 47.8% shooting (third). The Nuggets lead the league in two-point shooting at 47.8% while maintaining a respectable 35.3% from deep (14th). The visitors are also consistent free-throw shooters at 79.2% (eighth).
Defense is where the Nuggets have to double up. Their numbers look good from an overall perspective, but the team needs to do the extra work to match what the Suns bring to the table. As a team, the Nuggets average 109.0 opponent points (12th) per game on 46.6% opponent shooting (22nd). They defend the three-pointers well and keep teams to 34.1% from beyond the arc (sixth). However, they have work to do when it comes to locking down two-point attempts with a 54.8% opponent two-point shooting percentage (27th).
Suns vs. Nuggets Betting Trends
- The Suns are 5-0 in the last five road games (3-2 ATS).
- The Suns are 4-6 in the last ten road games against the Nuggets (5-5 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Suns’ last five road games against the Nuggets.
- The Nuggets are 6-4 in the last ten games at Ball Arena (3-7 ATS).
- The Nuggets are 4-6 in the last ten games against the Suns (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went over in six of the Nuggets’ last ten games against the Suns.
Suns vs. Nuggets Expert Betting Prediction
The Suns will miss the services of Chris Paul and Cameron Johnson, which alleviates some of the pressure off the Nuggets. Despite that, the Suns remain one of the hottest teams and looked good in their recent comeback win over the Timberwolves. They enter the contest as favorites to win. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are without Michael Porter Jr. and Zeke Nnaji, taking out some of the offensive bite. But, that doesn’t mean that they can’t stay competitive. There’s a good chance that the Nuggets cover the spread looking and at the same time keep the Suns on their toes. Winning is doable for the team should they continue to play on a high level.
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