Nuggets vs. Suns Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets For Western Conference Semifinals Game 5 – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Nuggets vs. Suns Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets For Western Conference Semifinals Game 5 – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

NBA Predictions

Odds are against Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (45-37), who are a 6.5-point underdog when they take the court against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (53-29) on May 9, 2023. A 227.5-point total is set for the game.

Nuggets vs. Suns Odds

  • Nuggets odds to win: -255
  • Suns odds to win: +208
  • Spread: Nuggets (-6.5)
  • Total: 227.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado
  • TV: TNT

Who Will Win Nuggets vs. Suns?

Nuggets and Suns Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Nuggets have a 15-14-1 record against the spread in games they were favored by 6.5 points or more this season.

The Suns have a 5-4 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 6.5 points or more this year.

These two teams average 229.4 points per game combined, 1.9 more than the total of 227.5.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.4 fewer points per game (224.1) than this game’s total of 227.5 points.

The average over/under the Nuggets have had set in games this year is 0.8 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average total in Phoenix’s games this year is 2.3 fewer points than the point total of 227.5 in this outing.

Denver’s ATS record is 44-36-2 this season.

The Suns are 41-38-3 ATS this season.

Nuggets Stats & Insights

The Nuggets average 115.8 points per game (12th in the league) while giving up 112.5 per contest (eighth in the NBA). They have a +273 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 3.3 points per game.

The Nuggets pull down 43 rebounds per game (18th in the league) while allowing 40.8 per outing to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 2.2 boards per game.

Denver knocks down 11.8 three-pointers per game (18th in the league), while its opponents have made 11.4 on average.

The Nuggets rank second in the league by averaging 116.3 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 19th in the NBA, allowing 112.9 points per 100 possessions.

So far in the 2022-23 campaign, the Nuggets are scoring 7.2 more points per home game on average than on the road (119.4 at home, 112.2 on the road), but are allowing 5.7 fewer points per home game compared to road games (109.6 at home, 115.3 on the road).

Suns Stats & Insights

The Suns outscore opponents by two points per game (posting 113.6 points per game, 17th in league, and giving up 111.6 per contest, sixth in NBA) and have a +170 scoring differential.

The 44.2 rebounds per game Phoenix accumulates rank 11th in the NBA, 1.3 more than the 42.9 its opponents pull down.

The Suns hit 12.2 three-pointers per game (13th in the league), while their opponents have made 11.4 on average.

The Suns put up 112.1 points per 100 possessions (17th in league), while giving up 110.1 points per 100 possessions (seventh in NBA).

At home, Phoenix averages 114.1 points per game. Away, it averages 113.2.

Nuggets Key Players to Watch

The Nuggets get 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists from Jokic.

Michael Porter Jr. makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Nuggets, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of three per contest.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope averages 1.5 steals per game, while Aaron Gordon has 0.8 blocks per contest.

Suns Key Players to Watch

The Suns go-to guy, Booker, leads active Suns players in both scoring (27.8 points per game) and assists (5.5 assists per game).

Deandre Ayton has per-game averages of 18 points, 1.7 assists and 10 rebounds this season.

Booker hits 2.1 treys per game.

The Suns’ defensive effort gets a lift from Josh Okogie’s 0.8 steals and Bismack Biyombo’s 1.4 blocks per game.

Nuggets vs. Suns Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Suns (+ 6.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (227.5)

  • Prediction:
    Nuggets 116 – Suns 111

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