Suns vs. Nuggets prediction and odds for Wednesday, January 11 (Value on total)

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Nuggets still have the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and they are looking to pick up a win against a banged up Phoenix Suns team on Wednesday.

The Suns upset the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night, but they have a loaded injury report that features Devin Booker, Cameron Johnson and Cam Payne (out) and Deandre Ayton, Chris Paul and Landry Shamet are listed as day-to-day.

Upsetting Denver will be a tall task for the Suns, especially since they have struggled on the second night of back-to-backs this season, going 1-4 against the spread.

The Nuggets are one of the best home teams in the NBA this season, going 17-3 straight up, but are they worth a bet as massive favorites in this game?

Here are the odds for this game and my favorite bet to make:

Suns vs. Nuggets odds, spread and total

Suns vs. Nuggets prediction and pick

I am not comfortable laying the points with the Nuggets here, as Phoenix showed that it can win outright at a double-digit dog on Tuesday night.

The Suns are just 3-10 straight up without Devin Booker, so I’m staying away from both sides and taking a look at the total.

Both of these teams still rank in the top-10 in the NBA in offensive rating this season, and the Nuggets have gone OVER 226.5 points in eight of their last 10 games.

The Suns have not been as good of a scoring team without Booker, but they put up 125 points on Tuesday without Booker, Paul, Ayton and Shamet.

If Paul, Ayton and Shamet return tonight, the Suns should see an even bigger boost on offense.

I love the OVER in this spot, especially since Denver has been dominant scoring the ball at home.

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