Preview: Phoenix At Denver

When: 9:00 PM  ET, Friday, November 28, 2014
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Matchup Edge
PHO Edge in: DEN
Points Per Game
Field Goal %
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Rebounding
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The Denver Nuggets have made big strides over the past two weeks but still can’t manage to climb above .500. The Nuggets will try to get back to even when they host the Phoenix Suns in the back end of a home-and-home set on Friday. Denver was traveling to the second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday and ran out of steam in the second half as the Suns pulled out a 120-112 win behind Eric Bledsoe’s 21 points and 10 assists.

The Nuggets had won five straight to reach 7-7 before falling flat in Phoenix but can still be optimistic about seven different players scoring at least eight points and a burst over energy over the final minutes to make the score respectable. Phoenix was coming off a long road trip and was missing leading scorer Isaiah Thomas due to an ankle injury but put together its usual balanced offensive effort as three different players scored at least 20 points and five reached 14. The Suns have won four of their last five on the road.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, FSN Arizona (Phoenix), Altitude (Denver)

ABOUT THE SUNS (10-6):
Thomas suffered the ankle injury late in Monday’s 104-100 loss at Toronto and is day-to-day, opening up even more scoring opportunities off the bench for Gerald Green. The 28-year-old swingman responded by hitting six 3-pointers and rattling the rim with a monster dunk en route to a game-high 24 points against the Nuggets. Green has scored in double figures in five straight games and is 13-of-25 from 3-point range over the last three contests

ABOUT THE NUGGETS (7-8):
Denver has not had a winning record since taking down Detroit on opening night to improve to 1-0. Leading the surge of late is point guard Ty Lawson, who posted his fifth double-double in six games with 17 points and 12 assists on Wednesday and is averaging 17.5 points and 12.7 assists over those six contests. Lawson struggled from the floor against the Suns, however, going 1-of-7 from 3-point range and 4-of-16 overall for his worst shooting performance since Nov. 3.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari left Wednesday’s game with soreness in his left knee and is day-to-day.

2. Suns F Markieff Morris had 15 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday for his first double-double since Nov. 4.

3. Phoenix won both its trips to Denver last season.

PREDICTION: Nuggets 106, Suns 102

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Phoenix 10-6 W1 5-3 5-3 0-0 10-6 3-2 5-4
Denver 7-8 L1 4-3 3-5 0-2 7-6 1-3 3-6

Last Meeting

Phoenix Denver
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/26/14 DEN 112 PHO 120 120 41 51.1 112 47 43.3

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHO G. Green 24 52.9 0
DEN W. Chandler 19 58.3 3
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHO M. Morris 10 2 8
DEN T. Mozgov 13 9 4
Assists Player  
PHO E. Bledsoe 10
DEN T. Lawson 12
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHO E. Bledsoe 324 47.7 90
DEN T. Lawson 278 42.3 83
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHO M. Morris 132 23 109
DEN T. Mozgov 165 57 108
Assists Player  
PHO E. Bledsoe 118
DEN T. Lawson 176

Quickchart Matchup

Phoenix  Off vs  Denver Def
105.9 Points For
106.1 Points Against
46.0 FG%
45.1 FG%
42.8 Reb
43.3 Reb
Denver Off vs  Phoenix Def
104.4 Points For
102.8 Points Against
44.1 FG%
44.6 FG%
43.3 Reb
44.0 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-3
-110
219.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
-1
-110
217
Sportsbook
-110
-1
-110
217
5Dimes.eu
-102
-1
-105
216.5
GTBets.eu
-110
-1
-110
216.5
Top Bet
-110
-1
-110
216.5
BetOnline.ag
-110
-1
-110
216.5
BetDSI
-110
-1
-110
217.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com
-113
-0.5
-107
217
Belmont
-110
-1
-110
217
BookMaker.eu
-110
-1
-110
217.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
-1
-110
217
Mirage
-110
-1
-110
217.5
Station
-110
-1
-110
218
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Phoenix Overall Denver
10-6 W/L 7-8
9-6-1 ATS 6-8-1
10-6-0 O/U 8-6-1
105.9 Pts For 104.4
102.8 Pts Against 106.1
Phoenix A/H Denver
5-3 W/L 4-3
4-3-1 ATS 3-3-1
5-3-0 O/U 5-1-1
105.5 Pts For 106.6
103.4 Pts Against 105.0