The Phoenix Suns (41-35) are favored by 12.5 points as they host the Denver Nuggets (51-25) on March 31, 2023 at Footprint Center. The matchup features two of the best squads in the NBA defending against the 3-pointer. The Suns concede just 11.5 treys per game (fourth in league), and the Nuggets 11.4 (third). The matchup has a 224 point total.
How to bet Suns vs. Nuggets
Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Suns have -712 odds to pick up the win, while the Nuggets are listed at +518 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 224 points.
Suns vs. Nuggets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 31, 2023
- Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBA
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Suns vs. Nuggets Betting Trends
In the Suns’ 76 games this season, they have 38 wins against the spread. Phoenix has won 32, or 69.6%, of the 46 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Suns games this year have gone over the total in 36 out of 76 opportunities (47.4%).
The Nuggets have played 76 games, with 40 wins against the spread. Denver has an 8-9 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 47.1% of those games). Nuggets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 35 times in 76 opportunities (46.1%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Suns vs. Nuggets Injury Report
Nuggets: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Out (Illness), Nikola Jokic: Out (Calf), Jamal Murray: Out (Injury Management), Vlatko Cancar: Probable (Ankle), Michael Porter: Out (Injury Management), Jack White: Probable (Health Protocols)
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix has been carried by its defense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by surrendering only 111.7 points per game. It ranks 17th in the league in points scored (113.6 per contest). When playing at home, the Suns are putting up 1.3 more points per game (114.3) than they are on the road (113). In their last 10 games, the Suns have been scoring 115.8 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 113.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Phoenix ranks 13th in the NBA with 12.2 threes per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks seventh with a 37.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Of the shots attempted by the Suns in 2022-23, 63.9% of them have been two-pointers (71% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.1% have been threes (29%).
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
With 116.4 points scored per game and 112.6 points conceded, Denver is ninth in the NBA offensively and 10th defensively. The Nuggets average 119.8 points per game at home, and 112.8 on the road. Over their previous 10 games, the Nuggets are putting up 113.8 points per game, 2.6 fewer points than their season average (116.4).
Beyond the arc, Denver is 16th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12). It is second-best in 3-point percentage at 38.6%. In 2022-23, the Nuggets have attempted 36.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 27.5% of the Nuggets’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 72.5% have been 2-pointers.
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