On Thursday, the Phoenix Suns (2-3) and the Denver Nuggets (3-2) will head to the Footprint Center for Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals. After a 118-102 victory in Game 5, the Denver Nuggets now have a 3-2 series lead as they head over to the Phoenix Suns’ arena. The Denver Nuggets have the chance to make history with a win, but the Phoenix Suns still have a chance to extend the series to a Game 7. Will they be able to pull off the upset, or will this be the end of their road?
Form Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns are determined to bounce back after their disheartening 118-102 defeat by taking on the Denver Nuggets at the Footprint Center. With four consecutive wins at home this season, they are confident in their chances of emerging victorious this time.
The Phoenix Suns have only put in 109.2 points on average in their last five games. Their season average is 113.9 points per game. Defensively, the Phoenix Suns are about average. They’ve held opposing offenses to 112.0 points per game on average.
As expected, the Phoenix Suns are in the mix for the Western Conference Semifinals. Everyone is now curious if the fourth-ranked team can go even further. Their 51-41 record indicates that anything is possible.
No injuries have been reported for the Phoenix Suns prior to their upcoming game.
Devin Booker has led the way in scoring over the postseason. He has averaged 35.9 points from ten games. Sitting as the second-highest Phoenix Suns scorer is Kevin Durant, who is averaging 29.6 points. DeAndre Ayton has added a further 13.4 points on average.
Form Denver Nuggets
The court was ablaze with energy as the Denver Nuggets team came out on top with a 118-102 victory against the Phoenix Suns. Over the last ten games, they’ve had a 7-3 record, and during the season, their record away from home has been 20-25.
With an average of 115.7 points from 92 games, the Denver Nuggets rank in the middle tier among all NBA teams. The Denver Nuggets have been a defensive powerhouse all season. They’ve limited opponents to an impressive 111.9 points on average, including 109.2 in their previous five outings.
With a roster of exceptional talent and a winning pedigree, the Denver Nuggets are aiming for a Championship run. Will they take down their opponents and secure a place in the Finals? Only time will tell, but this first-seeded team is ready to face any challenges that come their way.
Collin Gillespie is the only reported injury concern for the Denver Nuggets ahead of Thursday’s game.
Nikola Jokic leads the postseason scoring charts with an average of 30.6 points from ten games. Jamal Murray holds the second spot among the Denver Nuggets scorers with an average of 25.9 points, followed by Michael Porter Jr. with an average of 14.9 points.
After some intense back-and-forth regular season battles between the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns, both teams ended up with an even split of two wins. The Denver Nuggets vanquished the Phoenix Suns in a Game 5 showdown. With a 118-102 score, they demonstrated unwavering determination, bringing them one step closer to winning the playoff series.
Kevin Durant had an impressive performance in the previous matchup, collecting a total of 11 rebounds, the most of any Phoenix Suns player. He also scored 26 points, earning himself a double-double. Nikola Jokic put on a mesmerizing display of talent and skill for the Denver Nuggets. With an amazing triple-double performance, he scored 29 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out 12 assists.
In their last ten contests, the Phoenix Suns scored an average of 109.2 points per game, while the Denver Nuggets conceded an average of 114.7 points.
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- Moneyline (ML): Denver Nuggets (+145) | Phoenix Suns (-165)
- Against the spread (ATS): Denver Nuggets +3.5 (-105) | Phoenix Suns -3.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 226.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Phoenix Suns to win (1.61) on the moneyline.
Despite their 118-102 loss to the Denver Nuggets in their last match, the Phoenix Suns are still favored to win with -165 odds available. This is likely due to their impressive four-game winning streak at the Footprint Center. The Denver Nuggets are seen as the weaker team with odds of +145. Although they got a victory in their last match, they have had difficulty away from home lately, losing three consecutive road games.
Thursday’s game is a perfect get-right spot for the Phoenix Suns, who will be looking to send a message after their loss last game against the Denver Nuggets.
Against the Spread
Betting on the Phoenix Suns -3.5 (1.87) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The sportsbooks lean toward the Phoenix Suns when setting the spread, albeit only slightly. They have made them the 3.5-point favorites over Denver Nuggets for Thursday. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets was 10.1 points.
This season, the Phoenix Suns have gone 46-44-2 ATS in all games. Their record at the Footprint Center is 25-20-1 ATS. In their previous ten matches, the Phoenix Suns covered four times. They had a scoring average of 115.6 points and conceded 115.6 points.
The Denver Nuggets were unsuccessful at covering in four of their last five away games. Their record when playing on the road is 19-24 ATS. In their last ten games, the Denver Nuggets covered six times, scoring an average of 114.9 points and conceding 107.3 points.
Total over 226.5 (1.91) is our pick.
The oddsmakers have set the total line for the Phoenix Suns-Denver Nuggets matchup at 226.5, which is 1.7 points higher than the average score of the two teams from their last five meetings, which was 224.8.
The Phoenix Suns are 23-22 O/U at the Footprint Center this season. In six of their last seven home games, the total went over. In the last five Phoenix Suns home games, the average total points was 242.2. The score exceeded the total line four times, going 6-4 O/U across the past ten overall.
On the road, the Denver Nuggets are 24-19 O/U this season. The total went over in five of their last six away games. Recently, the visitors have exceeded expectations against the total. Their last five games averaged 234.6 points per game, going over three times.