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Phoenix @ Denver

Current Records: Phoenix 59-14; Denver 43-30

What to Know

The Phoenix Suns might have tired legs after a contest yesterday as they head on the road against the Denver Nuggets at 9 p.m. ET March 24 at Ball Arena. Phoenix knows how to get points on the board -- the team has finished with flashy point totals in its past six matchups -- so hopefully Denver likes a good challenge.

The Suns were able to grind out a solid victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, winning 125-116. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 64-51 deficit. It was another big night for Phoenix's center Deandre Ayton, who dropped a double-double on 35 points and 14 boards. That makes it four consecutive games in which Ayton has had at least ten rebounds. Ayton's points were the most he has had all year.

Meanwhile, Denver strolled past the Los Angeles Clippers with points to spare on Tuesday, taking the matchup 127-115. Denver's center Nikola Jokic did his thing and posted a double-double on 30 points and 14 rebounds along with six assists.

The Suns are expected to lose this next one by 3.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 1-4 ATS when expected to lose.

Phoenix is now 59-14 while the Nuggets sit at 43-30. A pair of offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Phoenix enters the game with a 48.60% field goal percentage, which is the best in the league. Denver is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they rank third in the league when it comes to field goal percentage, with 47.80% on the season. This one is shaping up to be an exciting offensive shootout.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ball Arena -- Denver, Colorado
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $25.00

Odds

The Nuggets are a 3.5-point favorite against the Suns, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Denver have won 18 out of their last 28 games against Phoenix.

  • Nov 21, 2021 - Phoenix 126 vs. Denver 97
  • Oct 20, 2021 - Denver 110 vs. Phoenix 98
  • Jun 13, 2021 - Phoenix 125 vs. Denver 118
  • Jun 11, 2021 - Phoenix 116 vs. Denver 102
  • Jun 09, 2021 - Phoenix 123 vs. Denver 98
  • Jun 07, 2021 - Phoenix 122 vs. Denver 105
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Denver 120 vs. Phoenix 112
  • Jan 22, 2021 - Denver 130 vs. Phoenix 126
  • Jan 01, 2021 - Phoenix 106 vs. Denver 103
  • Feb 08, 2020 - Denver 117 vs. Phoenix 108
  • Dec 23, 2019 - Denver 113 vs. Phoenix 111
  • Nov 24, 2019 - Denver 116 vs. Phoenix 104
  • Oct 25, 2019 - Denver 108 vs. Phoenix 107
  • Jan 25, 2019 - Denver 132 vs. Phoenix 95
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Phoenix 102 vs. Denver 93
  • Dec 29, 2018 - Denver 122 vs. Phoenix 118
  • Oct 20, 2018 - Denver 119 vs. Phoenix 91
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Denver 123 vs. Phoenix 113
  • Jan 19, 2018 - Phoenix 108 vs. Denver 100
  • Jan 03, 2018 - Denver 134 vs. Phoenix 111
  • Jan 28, 2017 - Denver 123 vs. Phoenix 112
  • Jan 26, 2017 - Denver 127 vs. Phoenix 120
  • Nov 27, 2016 - Denver 120 vs. Phoenix 114
  • Nov 16, 2016 - Denver 120 vs. Phoenix 104
  • Mar 10, 2016 - Denver 116 vs. Phoenix 98
  • Dec 23, 2015 - Denver 104 vs. Phoenix 96
  • Nov 20, 2015 - Phoenix 114 vs. Denver 107
  • Nov 14, 2015 - Phoenix 105 vs. Denver 81