Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets: 1/22/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 22, 2021

The Denver Nuggets (7-7) are only 1.5-point underdogs against the Phoenix Suns (8-5) at PHX Arena on Friday, January 22, 2021. The game starts at 10:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 218.5 points.

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 -110 218.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Phoenix Suns or the Denver Nuggets for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

Denver has won eight of its last 10 head-to-head matchups against Phoenix. The Suns have an advantage against the spread (3-2) when taking the court against the Nuggets.

Suns vs Nuggets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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
2/10/2018 Suns Regular Season 123-113 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 8-5 record.
    • The Suns have posted an even record of 4-4 against the spread when the spread is -1.5 or bigger.
    • Phoenix has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 4 times in 13 contests (30.8%).
    Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win the NBA Championship.

    Nuggets Betting Information

    • Denver has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 5-9 ATS.
    • When they play as at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Nuggets have a record ATS of 5-5.
    • Denver has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 64.3% of matchups this season (9 out of 14 chances).
    Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 415.4% of their games this season (54 of 13 chances), the Suns and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s over/under of 218.5 points.
    • Denver has combined with its opponents to score at least 218.5 points in nine of 14 games (64.3%) this season.
    • The Suns and the Nuggets combine to average 6.9 more points per game than the over/under of 218.5 set for this matchup.
    • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 218.2 points per game, 0.3 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
    • The average point total for Suns games this year is 2.1 less points than the total of 218.5 in this matchup.
    • The average over/under in Nuggets games this season is 8.9 more points than the point total of 218.5 for this outing.
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    Suns Leaders

    • Devin Booker leads the Suns scoring 22.2 points per game.
    • Chris Paul leads Phoenix with 8.2 assists a game and Deandre Ayton paces the team with 12.0 rebounds per outing.
    • Cameron Johnson knocks down 2.5 threes per game to lead the Suns.
    • Phoenix’s blocks leader is Ayton, who collects 1.3 per game. Booker leads the team averaging 1.0 steal an outing.

    Nuggets Leaders

    • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in all things points, rebounds and assists, averaging 25.1 points, 11.5 pulling down rebounds and serving up 10.0 assists per game.
    • JaMychal Green makes more threes per game than any other member of the Nuggets, cashing in 2.2 treys per game.
    • Nobody on Denver grabs more steals than Jokic (1.9 per game) or blocks more shots than Isaiah Hartenstein (0.8 per game).
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