Nuggets vs Suns Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, December 25, 2022

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The Denver Nuggets (20-11), playing as 4-point favorites, hope to prevail in a matchup of two top offenses when they face the Phoenix Suns (19-14) on December 25, 2022 at Ball Arena. The over/under is set as 230.5 points in this outing.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Suns

Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing the Nuggets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -171 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +145 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Nuggets vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Suns Betting Trends

In the Nuggets’ 31 games this year, they have 15 wins against the spread. Denver has been the favorite in 24 games this season and has come away with the win 16 times (66.7%) in those contests. The Nuggets have gone over the point total in 42.4% of their opportunities this year (14 times over 33 games with a set point total).

The Suns have played 33 games, with 17 wins against the spread. Phoenix has been the moneyline underdog seven total times this season. Phoenix has gone 3-4 in those games. Suns games this year have gone over the point total 45.5% of the time (15 out of 33 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Nuggets

Nuggets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Jokic 28 24.9 10.9 9.3 1.5 0.6 0.8
Jamal Murray 26 17.8 3.8 5.7 0.9 0.2 1.8
Aaron Gordon 28 17.1 6.4 2.1 0.9 0.8 1
Michael Porter Jr. 17 16.5 5.9 1.3 0.6 0.4 2.9
Nah’Shon Hyland 23 13.4 2.1 3.1 0.7 0.3 2.5

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 28 28 4.8 5.8 0.9 0.4 2.4
Deandre Ayton 29 17.6 9.5 1.9 0.4 0.8 0.2
Mikal Bridges 33 15.8 4.7 3 1.2 0.8 1.8
Chris Paul 19 12 4.6 8.7 1.5 0.2 1.5
Landry Shamet 24 8.5 1.3 1.8 0.7 0.2 1.9
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Nuggets vs. Suns Injury Report

Suns: Devin Booker: Probable (Groin), Cameron Payne: Out (Foot), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

With 115.6 points per game on offense, Denver ranks eighth in the NBA. On defense, it cedes 113.7 points per contest, which ranks 16th in the league. The Nuggets are putting up 117.9 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 113.7 points per contest. The Nuggets have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 115.9 points per game in their last 10 contests, 0.3 points more than the 115.6 they’ve scored this year.

With a 38.9% three-point percentage this season, Denver ranks best in the NBA. It ranks 15th in the league by making 11.6 treys per contest. The Nuggets are attempting 56.4 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 65.4% of the shots they’ve taken (and 73.4% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 29.8 threes per contest, which are 34.6% of their shots (and 26.6% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix is 10th in the NBA in points scored (115.2 per game) and ninth in points conceded (111.1). In 2022-23 the Suns are scoring 1.9 more points per game at home (116) than away (114.1). In their past 10 games, the Suns are averaging 111.6 points per contest, 3.6 fewer points than their season average (115.2).

At 13 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 37.5% from downtown, Phoenix is seventh and seventh in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Suns have taken 38.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.4% of the Suns’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 69.6% have been 2-pointers.

Nuggets vs. Suns Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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