The Phoenix Suns (44-35) are strongly favored (by 12 points) over the Denver Nuggets (52-27) on April 6, 2023 at Footprint Center. The matchup features two of the NBA’s best teams at defending the three — the Suns rank fourth (11.5 treys conceded per game) and the Nuggets are second (11.3). The matchup has a 222.5 point total.
How to bet Suns vs. Nuggets
Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 12 points, with oddsmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Suns have -648 odds to pick up the win, while the Nuggets are listed at +466 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 222.5 points.
Suns vs. Nuggets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, April 6, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Suns vs. Nuggets Betting Trends
The Suns are 40-36-3 against the spread this year. Phoenix has been chosen as the favorite in 49 games this year and has walked away with the win 35 times (71.4%) in those games. Suns games this year have hit the over on 37 of 79 set point totals.
The Nuggets are 42-35-2 against the spread this season. Denver has been the moneyline underdog 19 total times this season. Denver has gone 9-10 in those games. Nuggets games this season have gone over the point total 44.3% of the time (35 out of 79 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Suns vs. Nuggets Injury Report
Nuggets: Aaron Gordon: Questionable (Right Shoulder), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Questionable (Illness), Nikola Jokic: Out (Calf), Jamal Murray: Out (Thumb), Michael Porter: Questionable (Injury Management), Zeke Nnaji: Questionable (Knee)
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix has a top-five defense this year, ranking fourth-best in the league with 111.3 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 17th with 113.7 points scored per contest. The Suns are scoring 114 points per game in home games. In away games, they are averaging 113.4 points per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Suns have picked up their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 116.6 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 113.7 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
Phoenix is making 12.2 treys per game (13th-ranked in league). It owns a 37.5% shooting percentage (seventh-ranked) from three-point land. The Suns have taken 63.9% two-pointers and 36.1% threes this season. Of the team’s baskets, 71.1% are two-pointers and 28.9% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
With 115.9 points scored per game and 112.5 points conceded, Denver is 11th in the league offensively and eighth defensively. At home the Nuggets are scoring 119.7 points per game, 7.6 more than they are averaging away (112.1). The Nuggets have performed worse offensively over their past 10 games, putting up 109.6 points per contest, 6.3 fewer points their than season average of 115.9.
Denver is 17th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.9 per game) and fourth-best in 3-point percentage (38.1%). In 2022-23, the Nuggets have attempted 64% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 72.8% of the Nuggets’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 27.2% have been 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this contest is the Suns, and we expect that Nuggets will cover the spread (Suns -12). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 222.5 points.
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