3 Best Prop Bets for Nuggets vs Suns NBA Playoffs Game 6 on May 11 (Nikola Jokic Torches Phoenix's Defense Again)
Thursday's NBA Playoffs slate includes an exciting Game 6 showdown between the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns. The Nuggets earned a valuable 3-2 series lead with a 118-102 Game 5 home win on Tuesday. Nikola Jokic led the offense as he tallied 29 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in the victory.
Here are three of the best prop bets for Nuggets-Suns Game 6, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Nuggets vs Suns Game 6 Player Props
1. Nikola Jokic - Assists: Over 9.5 (-120)
Nikola Jokic has taken over this series in every way imaginable. Not only is he averaging 35.0 points per game against Phoenix, but he is also adding 13.8 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game. Focusing on his assists prop is the way to go here, as he has posted double-digit assists in each of his last three games. He totaled 28 total assists in the two games played inside the Footprint Center in this series and has logged at least 10 assists in five of his last eight playoff games overall, too. Jokic has figured out how to dissect the Phoenix defense and that shouldn't change on Thursday night.
2. Cameron Payne - Points: Under 8.5 (-132)
The injury to veteran point guard Chris Paul has elevated Cameron Payne to a larger role on the offensive end of the court. However, that role does not feature him scoring the basketball often. In fact, the former Murray State standout has scored fewer than 9 points in every game of this series. Payne even played in a series-high 31 minutes in Game 5, yet still only tallied 7 points on a pedestrian 3-of-5 shooting mark. Everything is on the line in Game 6, so expect head coach Monty Williams to lean on his superstar duo of Kevin Durant and Devin Booker to handle the majority of the scoring duties.
3. Jamal Murray - Made Threes: Under 2.5 (-118)
Jamal Murray started this series off with a bang as he went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc in an impressive 34-point performance in Game 1. However, he has shot a dismal 4-of-22 from beyond the arc in the four games since that point. The 26-year-old has not made more than a pair of three-pointers in any of those games, either. The Suns have made the necessary adjustments and tapped back into what makes them a dangerous defensive team along the perimeter. After all, Phoenix ranks fourth in the NBA when it comes to opponents' made threes per contest (11.4). Fade Murray in what will surely be a hostile road environment.
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