The Phoenix Suns (45-37) will look to overcome the odds as 6.5-point underdogs in Game 5 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs, and will face off against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena on Tuesday, beginning at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The series is even 2-2. The point total is set as 227.5 points in the outing.
How to bet Nuggets vs. Suns
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -258 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +211 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227.5 points.
Nuggets vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, May 9, 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 chosen as the favorite in 61 games this year and has walked away with the win 43 times (70.5%) in those games. Nuggets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 45.1% of the time (37 out of 82 games with a set point total).
The Suns are 41-38-3 against the spread this season. Phoenix has won nine of the 32 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (28.1%). Suns games this season have eclipsed the over/under 48.8% of the time (40 out of 82 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Suns: Chris Paul: Out (Groin)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
Denver is averaging 115.8 points per game (12th-ranked in NBA) this year, while allowing 112.5 points per contest (eighth-ranked). The Nuggets score 119.4 points per game at home, compared to 112.2 points per game in road games, a difference of 7.2 points per contest. The Nuggets’ offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, scoring 114.0 points a contest compared to the 115.8 they’ve averaged this year.
With a 37.9% three-point percentage this season, Denver is fourth-best in the NBA. It ranks 18th in the league by making 11.8 threes per contest. The Nuggets have taken 63.9% two-pointers and 36.1% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s baskets, 72.9% are two-pointers and 27.1% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix is 17th in the NBA in points scored (113.6 per game) and sixth in points conceded (111.6). The Suns average 114.1 points per game at home, and 113.2 on the road. The Suns have performed better offensively over their past 10 games, compiling 116.8 points per contest, 3.2 more than their season average of 113.6.
Beyond the arc, Phoenix is 13th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12.2). It is seventh in 3-point percentage at 37.4%. In 2022-23, the Suns have attempted 36.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.8% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 29% of the Suns’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 71% have been 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Nuggets, and we predict that Suns will cover the spread (Nuggets -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227.5 points.
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