Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 1/11/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 1/11/23
Wed 11th January 2023

The Denver Nuggets (27-13, 17-3 Home), one of the league’s top scoring teams, welcome the Phoenix Suns (21-21, 7-14 Away) on Wednesday. Phoenix is playing the second of a back-to-back after defeating the Golden State Warriors 125-113 at Chase Center yesterday.

With 26 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks, Mikal Bridges had a standout performance. The Suns are the seventh seed in the Western Conference. Denver won their third in a row on Monday at Ball Arena, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 122-109.

Jamal Murray recorded 34 points to top the scoresheet. With 14 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds, Nikola Jokic also impressed. The Nuggets are the first seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

Denver will be aiming for a season sweep against Phoenix after coming out on top in the only prior matchup 128-125 in overtime at Ball Arena in December 2022. Jokic led the Nuggets with a triple double, posting 41 points, 15 rebounds, and 15 assists.

Landry Shamet had 31 points and six assists in the loss. The Suns have been led this season by Deandre Ayton and Bridges, who are averaging 17.0 and 15.7 points per game, respectively. Ayton also has grabbed 9.6 rebounds per game, while Bridges has dished 3.2 assists per game.

Jokic (25.0 ppg) has powered the Nuggets on offense. Jokic has also put up 10.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists per game, for which he ranks sixth and third in the league, respectively. The Nuggets rank as one of the most explosive offenses in the league, fifth-best with 116.8 points per game.

The teams have split their last 10 matchups at Ball Arena (5-5). Denver is looking for a 12th straight win at home this season. Meanwhile, the Suns are 2-3 when playing two days in a row this season and 0-2 with a rest disadvantage.

The Nuggets are 2-3 with a rest advantage. Phoenix is 2-8 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -7.6 (104.6-112.2). For the season, the Suns are averaging 113.0 points per game, compared to 111.0 for opponents.

Denver has an 8-2 record over the last 10, scoring 121.0 points per game on average while holding opponents to 112.7 (+8.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cameron Payne: 10.5 | 19.7 | -9.2
Points per game:
Cameron Payne: 5.0 | 12.1 | -7.1
Rebounds per game:
Torrey Craig: 8.2 | 5.7 | +2.5
Assists per game:
Chris Paul: 3.7 | 8.3 | -4.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
DeAndre Jordan: 5.0 | 10.5 | -5.5
Rebounds per game:
Aaron Gordon: 9.8 | 7.1 | +2.7
Assists per game:
Jamal Murray: 2.8 | 5.3 | -2.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Denver Nuggets -13.5 (-115)

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