Nuggets vs Suns: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 1, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 1, 2021

The Phoenix Suns (4-1) are favored () to extend a three-game win streak when they visit the Denver Nuggets (1-3) at 9:00 PM ET on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Ball Arena. The matchup airs on ALT.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of January 1, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nuggets vs Suns Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 1

Nuggets: Greg Whittington: Day To Day (Left knee), JaMychal Green: Day To Day (Calf), Jamal Murray: Day To Day (Elbow)

Suns: Abdel Nader: Out (Concussion), Jalen Smith: Out (Ankle)

Nuggets and Suns Records ATS

  • Denver compiled a 46-41-4 record against the spread last season.
  • The Nuggets were 15-20-3 against the spread last season when they were at least a 4-point favorite.
  • In 51.6% of its games last season (47/91), Denver and its opponents outscored the set over/under.
  • Phoenix outperformed the spread last season with a record of 37-34-2.
  • When playing as at least a 4-point underdog last season, the Suns frequently had trouble covering with only a 7-9-1 record against the spread.
  • Phoenix and its opponents typically did not cover the total points bet last season, only claiming the over in 47.9% (35) of their 73 games played.

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Head to Head

Jamal Murray scored a team-high 36 points to lead the Nuggets past Deandre Ayton (28 points) and the Suns 117-108 in their most recent matchup on Saturday. The Nuggets were favored by 3.5 points in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams scored 225 total points to cover the 218.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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
1/19/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 108-100 PHO
  • 2/8/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Will Barton; Suns: Aron Baynes
  • 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

Scoring Trends

  • Last season, the Nuggets were at the 19th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (110.5 PPG), while the Suns allowed the 20th-fewest points per game (113.4) in the league.
  • The Nuggets totaled 111 more points than their opponents last season (1.2 per game on average), and the Suns scored only 16 more points than their opponents (0.2 per game).

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic scored 19.9 points per game last season while also adding 9.7 rebounds and 7.0 assists.
  • Gary Harris grabbed 1.4 per game. Paul Millsap averaged 0.6 blocks a contest.

Suns Leaders

  • Devin Booker outpaced his teammates on the Suns scoring front by putting up 20.2 points per game. He adds 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game this season.
  • Booker’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 35.5, 6.7 greater than his season average of 28.8.
  • When it comes to Phoenix leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Ayton with 11.2 rebounds per game and Chris Paul with 9.2 assists per game.
  • Ayton’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 27.5, 4.3 higher than his season average of 23.2.
  • Mikal Bridges leads the Suns in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.8 made threes per game.
  • Bridges’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 1.3 shots less than his season average of 2.8.
  • Phoenix’s Booker has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Bridges is first in blocks with 1.4 per game.
  • Booker’s steals prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 0.9 steals lower than his season average of 1.4.

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