Nuggets vs. Suns NBA Prediction
The Nuggets and Suns open their new seasons against each other at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the Suns laying six points as home chalk and the total sitting at 223.5, what’s the top bet tonight?
525 Denver Nuggets (+6) at 526 Phoenix Suns (-6); o/u 223.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Nikola Jokic hit 8-of-11 shots, a 3-pointer and 5-of-5 free throws for 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block in 30 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Thunder. Joker is locked, loaded and ready to roll for the upcoming season and is being taken No. 1 in most fantasy leagues, and for good reason. Michael Porter Jr., a popular second-round pick, had 15 points, six boards and two 3-pointers, and Uncle Jeff Green added 15 points and a couple 3-pointers off the bench.
Phoenix Suns DFS Spin
The Suns talks with DeAndre Ayton on a rookie contract extension have ended without a deal according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. This is definitely a tough blow for Ayton, who has been vocal about wanting an extension from Phoenix, but he reportedly wanted a contract that was comparable to fellow 2018 draftees Luka Doncic and Trae Young. Phoenix wasn't willing to pay him anywhere near that 5-year $172 million max deal that he wanted, and as a result, the two were not able to reach an agreement. Ayton will now enter restricted free agency after this season, so he will be playing to prove his value this season.
Nuggets vs. Suns NBA Betting Prediction
The Nuggets are 0-4 against the spread in their last four meetings with the Suns, they’re 0-4 against the number in their last four games dating back to last season and failed to cover in five of their last seven games as a road underdog as well. Meanwhile, the Suns are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games playing on three or more days of rest, are 23-9-1 against the spread in their last 33 games following a win of more than 10 points and are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games as a favorite.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS -6