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(1-0) Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets (1-0)
Date: Saturday October 20
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -10
NBA Betting Total: 224
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Saturday night NBA action brings us game two for both the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets. The Suns are coming off a very decisive win in their home opener and hope to make it two in a row as they visit the Nuggets who were also victorious in their opening game, beating the Clippers on the road.
Things are just getting under way in this young NBA season, but these two up and coming teams should be fun to watch nonetheless.
This new look Suns team came out and really showed their fans that the future is bright in Phoenix, and not only with the unveiling of their new head coach Igor Kokoskov and star rookie Deandre Ayton, but in the way they played the game as a unit on the floor.
Last season the Suns averaged among the leagues worst with less than 20 assists per game. On Wednesday night, they had 35. Looks like Kokoskov’s coaching style is a long way off from what Phoenix fans are used to.
Devin Booker looked to be back to 100%, even with two of his fingers taped together in his surgically repaired shooting hand, leading the team in scoring yet again.
I still can’t find any information on whether or not we will see Jamal Crawford’s Phoenix debut on Saturday or not, but if so, he could be the one player who gives the Suns the edge in this game. With the addition of FA Trevor Ariza over the off season, a player like Crawford will give an already good outside shooting team a very sharp edge over most of their competition.
The Denver Nuggets are another young upstart trying to make a name for themselves in the tough Western conference of the NBA. They have their fare share of young stars for sure, but unlike the Suns, they don’t seem to rely on the scoring output from one player alone to wage their success.
Case in point was with Paul Millsap’s performance on Wednesday night. The big man couldn’t buy a bucket, shooting a measly 1-7 from the field. He picked up the majority of his points from the free throw line. With Millsap struggling, fellow big man Nikola Jokic (21) and Gary Harris (20) carried the scoring load.
Millsap’s night wasn’t all bad though, he hit the glass pretty hard reeling in 16 rebounds on the night. Defensively the Nuggets were relentless, giving the Clippers fits all night long, especially from beyond the arc. This will have to be their mindset against the free shooting Suns who like to dabble in the long ball from time to time.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Phoenix is 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Denver
- Denver is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Phoenix
- Over Under is 7-3 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Phoenix Suns vs.Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
If the Suns get Crawford on the floor in this one, I think he is the game changer. Even without him the Suns still lit it up in their last game. Josh Jackson shot 75% from deep, and Deandre Ayton was four assists away from a triple double in his NBA debut. This team is good.
Not taking anything away from the Nuggets, they will be the home team, and will have their fans to support them, but I think the Suns will take this early season matchup.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns ATS
I would expect a closer game than in the Suns opener, but if the Nuggets give them a 4th quarter lead like they did to the Clippers, the Suns will run away with it. Denver can’t hope to play from behind late in the game and win if they want to be successful this game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Suns 110 – Nuggets 103
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