Nuggets vs Suns Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 6 (Devin Booker Keeps Phoenix Alive)
The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Thursday, May 11 with Game 6 of the second-round series between the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns.
Nuggets vs Suns Game 6 Info
- Series: DEN leads 3-2
- Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- Venue: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
- Coverage: ESPN
The Nuggets regained control of the series as they returned to Ball Arena for Game 5, where they notched a 118-102 win over the Suns. Nikola Jokic put on his biggest backpack to carry his teammates, finishing with a triple-double (29 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists) while Bruce Brown dropped 25 points in 27 minutes off the bench.
Nuggets vs Suns Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: DEN: (+138) | PHO: (-164)
- Spread: DEN: +3.5 (-110) | PHO: -3.5 (-110)
- Total: 226.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Suns enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 226.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.
Nuggets vs Suns Betting Trends
- Denver is 0-5 straight up (SU) in its last five road games against Phoenix.
- Phoenix is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games against the Northwest Division.
- Denver is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games played on Thursday.
- Phoenix is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games against Denver.
- The total has hit the Over in six of Denver's last nine games.
- The total has hit the Over in six of Phoenix's last seven home games.
Nuggets vs Suns Prediction & Pick
The Nuggets looked absolutely dominant in Game 5, leading by as many as 24 points while the Suns never led by more than one. The biggest deciding factor was the fact that Denver shot 13-of-27 (48.1%) from the three-point line, whereas Phoenix only went 9-of-27 (33.3%) from beyond the arc.
Fortunately for Suns fans, they should have a better shooting performance at Footprint Center. They average 12.2 threes (No. 16) on 38.5% shooting at home (No. 4) and just shot 22-of-57 (38.6%) from three-point range against the Nuggets in Games 3 and 4 combined.
On top of that, the Suns have defeated the Nuggets in each of their last five encounters at home. Considering how Denver is an underwhelming 20-25 SU on the road this season, I don't see that trend changing against a Phoenix squad that's 32-14 SU at home, as well as 42-16 SU as the favorite.
Back Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and co. to send the Suns faithful home happy.
Final Score Prediction: Suns: 116 | Nuggets: 112
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Nuggets vs Suns Best Bet
I don't see Devin Booker having any issues hitting the Over on his projected point total of 31.5. The lethal sharpshooter is pacing the NBA postseason with a 35.9 PPG clip on .601/.517/.873 shooting splits.
Not only has he hit this Over in six of his last nine games, but he's also averaging 38.8 points over five home games so far in the playoffs, going over 31.5 four times. With the Suns needing a big performance to stay alive, look for Booker to deliver.
Bet: Devin Booker — Over 31.5 Points (-115)
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