At 10:00 ET, the Denver Nuggets will host the Phoenix Suns in a Western Conference matchup. The Nuggets (-422) are currently on a 6-game win streak and are favored by 9 points over the Suns (+325), who have lost two straight.

This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and can be seen on TNT. The over/under line for the game is 224 points.

PHOENIX SUNS VS DENVER NUGGETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Phoenix Suns +9

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-109 in favor of the Suns.
  • Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 12 threes.

Will the Suns Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Phoenix is looking to end their 3-game ATS losing streak, and they are currently 12-16 ATS on the road. As the underdog, they are 6-9 ATS this season.

On the road, the Suns have an average scoring differential of +2.6 points per game. They are 15-13 on the road this season.

In Western Conference games, the Suns are 21-19 compared to 14-7 in non-conference games. This puts them in 6th place in the West, and they are 2nd in the Pacific Division.

In their most recent game, the Suns lost to the Thunder by a score of 118-110. The O/U line for that game was 232.5, and Phoenix was a 4.5-point underdog.

This season, the Suns have an O/U record of 27-34, and their games have averaged 231.5 points per game. Today's O/U line is set at 224, and Phoenix has gone 7 straight games hitting the under.

This season, the Suns are 13th in the league in scoring at 117.1 points per game. Interestingly, they have scored exactly 117.1 points per game both at home and on the road.

When it comes to shooting, Phoenix is 4th in the NBA in field goal percentage at 49%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 9th in the league at 56%. However, they are just 22nd in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

So far this season, the Suns have been slightly below the NBA scoring average in 47.5% of their games. They have also outscored the league average in 52.5% of their contests. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 15th in the league at 98.7 possessions per game.

This season, the Suns' defense is the 16th ranked defense in the NBA at 16th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 62.3% of their games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14.2 per game, which is 27th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 4th in blocked shots at 6.1 per game.

Can The Nuggets Secure a Home Victory?

As the Nuggets look to extend their winning streak to seven games, they are favored by 9 points over the Suns. This season, Denver has been the favorite in 52 of their 61 games and has a record of 39-13 in those games.

When looking at their ATS record, the Nuggets are 27-32 overall and 14-14 at home. However, they have covered the spread in three straight road games. Today's O/U line of 224 is right around their season average of 224.8.

Denver's last game was a 124-114 win over the Lakers. They were favored by 1 point in that game and improved their ATS record to 23-27 as the favorite. The O/U line for that game was 230.5.

This season, the Nuggets have an O/U record of 22-38-1 and have seen 40 of their games finish with higher over/under lines than today's line of 224. In their last game, the over/under line was 230.5.

Overall, the Nuggets are 42-19 this season, which is good for 3rd place in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 18-6 compared to 24-13 against Western Conference opponents.

At home, the Nuggets are averaging 118.5 points per game (9th) compared to 111.0 on the road (22nd). Overall, they are 16th in the NBA at 114.5 points per game.

Denver is 5th in field goal percentage at 49% and 10th in two-point shooting at 56%. However, they are just 14th in three-point shooting (36%).

When it comes to pace, the Nuggets are 29th in the league at 96.1 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 4th in the NBA with 29.1 per contest.

In the current season, the Nuggets defense has excelled, sitting 7th in the NBA by allowing 110.3 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Nuggets are causing 11.9 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.