This is the last time during the regular season that we’ll see the Nuggets vs Suns. This NBA betting analysis will help you make the right decision on who to take in this game. The Denver Nuggets, one of the best teams in the Western Conference have a tough test in front of them. They’ll have to face the team that leads the conference with an incredible record, the Suns.
The Phoenix Suns come into this game already leading the Western Conference. With nothing left to prove, they’ll look to deal the Nuggets a loss before the start of the playoffs. Today, we’re going to take a look at these NBA odds and how to bet on the Nuggets vs. Suns. Will Phoenix roll right over the Denver Nuggets? Or will Nikola Jokic be able to pull off an upset in this one?
Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker & Co. look to close strong against Denver
A win over the Nuggets here would have them at 2-1 in the series against them. Although we aren’t in the NBA playoffs yet, another victory would be a good sign for Phoenix. To do this, there’s one player the Suns need to focus on, Nikola Jokic. As long as the Suns are able to slow down his efficiency, they can win this game. The question is, can they cover the points spread?
This season, the Suns have been pretty good at covering the spread, especially on the road. At the time of writing, the Suns have a 21-13 record against the spread on the road. With Deandre Ayton on the inside, the Suns should be able to stop Jokic. We saw this in their most recent game against Denver. That being said, who should you pick in this Western Conference clash?
Denver Nuggets: Jokic and the Nuggets need to win this one
Interestingly enough, the Nuggets started their season against the Phoenix Suns. In that game, the Nuggets overwhelmed the Suns in the paint and won the game, 110-98. They’ll look to do the same thing here, but it hasn’t worked well since the game that started the season. In the most recent game against Phoenix, they were beaten 126-97. Keep this in mind when betting.
Nikola Jokic is going to be the key for the Denver Nuggets in this game. If they can find ways to get him the ball and good scoring opportunities, they should be in good shape. However, they’ll need to find a way to stop Devin Booker. Booker is the Suns’ leading scorer, averaging 25.9 points per game. The best chance Denver has to win this game and cover is stopping Booker.
Betting Pick for the Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets
Based on their most recent matchup, we have to take the Phoenix Suns in this one. They were able to take down the Denver Nuggets with ease in November. Since then, the Suns have gotten more healthy and play better as a team. There’s also a good chance they won’t have to cover 11 points like last time.
Deandre Ayton is great at defending Nikola Jokic and the Suns have a great defense generally speaking. On average, the Suns allow just 106.46 points per game, ranking sixth in the NBA. Look for the Phoenix Suns to win this game, cover the spread, with the total going under.