Nuggets vs Suns Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Western Conference Semifinals Game 2

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The Denver Nuggets lead 1-0 going into Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs. The Nuggets are 4-point favorites for the game, which airs on TNT at 10:00 PM ET. The over/under for this game is set at 229.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Suns

Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -171 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +145 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 229 points.

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Nuggets vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, May 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Suns Betting Trends

The Nuggets have played 82 games, with 44 wins against the spread. Denver has been victorious in 43, or 70.5%, of the 61 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Nuggets have hit the over in 45.1% of their opportunities this year (37 times in 82 games with a set point total).

The Suns have played 82 games, with 41 wins against the spread. Phoenix has won nine of the 32 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (28.1%). Suns games this year have gone over the point total 48.8% of the time (40 out of 82 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 69 24.5 11.8 9.8 1.3 0.7 0.8
Jamal Murray 65 20 4 6.2 1 0.2 2.6
Michael Porter Jr. 62 17.4 5.5 1 0.6 0.5 3
Aaron Gordon 68 16.3 6.6 3 0.8 0.8 0.9
Bruce Brown 80 11.5 4.1 3.4 1.1 0.6 1.1


Suns Leaders
Kevin Durant 47 29.1 6.7 5 0.7 1.4 2
Devin Booker 53 27.8 4.5 5.5 1 0.3 2.1
Deandre Ayton 67 18 10 1.7 0.6 0.8 0.1
Chris Paul 59 13.9 4.3 8.9 1.5 0.4 1.7
Cameron Payne 48 10.3 2.2 4.5 0.7 0.2 1.4
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Nuggets vs. Suns Injury Report

Suns: None

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

Denver ranks 12th in the NBA with 115.8 points per game so far this season. At the other end, it ranks eighth with 112.5 points allowed per game. Offensively the Nuggets have played better in home games this season, putting up 119.4 points per game, compared to 112.2 per game in away games. In their last 10 games, the Nuggets have been racking up 113.7 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 115.8 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Denver is sinking 11.8 treys per game this year (18th-ranked in NBA), and it has a 37.9% three-point percentage (fourth-best). Of the shots attempted by the Nuggets in 2022-23, 63.9% of them have been two-pointers (72.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.1% have been three-pointers (27.1%).

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What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix is 17th in the league in points scored (113.6 per game) and sixth in points allowed (111.6). The Suns score 114.1 points per game at home, and 113.2 away. While the Suns are averaging 113.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their past 10 games, tallying 117.2 a contest.

Phoenix makes 12.2 3-pointers per game and shoots 37.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 13th and seventh, respectively, in the NBA. The Suns take 36.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 29% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 63.8% of their shots, with 71% of their makes coming from there.

Nuggets vs. Suns Predictions and Pick

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