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Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns Predictions & Tips - Phoenix To Make Winning Start To NBA Season

  • Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns tips for Wednesday, October 20
  • Matchup gets underway at 03:10 BST (Thursday) at the Footprint Center
  • Preview, stats & head-to-head
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Leigh Copson 20 Oct 2021
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Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns Predictions & Tips


Phoenix can continue their trend for beating Denver in this season-opening clash. The Suns swept the Nuggets in last season’s playoffs on their way to a NBA Finals loss to Milwaukee.

They could enjoy another deep run this time around, and they can start it with a home victory here.

  • Phoenix Suns were 33-9 as a home favorite last season
  • Phoenix Suns have won their last 4 games vs Denver
  • Denver have failed to cover the spread in their last 4 games vs Phoenix
  • Denver Nuggets won just 1 of their 5 preseason games

Head To Head


  • Phoenix Suns lead the all-time series 108-87
  • Phoenix Suns won the 2020/21 series 5-2

Denver Nuggets Form


Denver went 1-4 in preseason and all is not right in the camp ahead of the season opener.

Head coach Michael Malone called his team ‘not very good’ recently and star man Nikola Jokic went even further.

According to Malone, Jokic told team-mates “we’re going to get our ass kicked on Wednesday” after a poor scrimmage.

So the last thing Denver need right now is a trip to face the team that swept them in last season’s playoffs.

The Nuggets will rely heavily on Jokic and will look for Michael Porter Jr to take steps forward.

But one man they are without is Jamal Murray, who will not return until the backend of the season and could miss the entire campaign as a whole.

Phoenix Suns Form


Phoenix will look to go one better in 2021/22 after making it to the NBA Finals last season.

They beat both Los Angeles teams and swept Denver on their way to an NBA Finals appearance back in July.

They took a 2-0 series lead over thanks to a couple of home wins over Milwaukee, but they then lost four straight to lose the series 4-2.

Phoenix went 3-1 in preseason and while their star names did get some minutes under their belt, they did not feature too heavily.

Chris Paul averaged 22.5 minutes per game and averaged 11.5 points and 8.0 assists.

Devin Booker averaged 17.9 minutes per game in preseason and averaged 17.0 points per outing while shooting 60% from field goal range.

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Verdict

Phoenix rolled over Denver in the 2021 playoffs with a string of convincing victories.

With the Nuggets out of sorts we could see more of the same here, with the Suns covering on their way to the win.

Best Bet: Phoenix -6.0 Spread $1.90 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units

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