Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets - 6/11/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (51-29) vs Phoenix Suns (57-23)
Game Info: Friday, June 11, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets meet Friday in game 3 of the NBA Playoffs Second Round at the Ball Arena. The Suns look for another win to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. The Nuggets need a win here to even up the series at 1-1.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 108.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 27.1 points and five assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 120.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 30.5 points and 10.6 rebounds while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing three rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 41.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 8-19 ATS in their last 27 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Suns last 8 overall. The over is 7-2 in Nuggets last 9 overall. The Suns are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Denver and 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
The Nuggets will be playing for their lives down 0-2 and they're usually a tough out at home. However, the Suns have dominated the Nuggets through two games and simply changing venues probably doesn't close that gap. Twice now the Nuggets look like a team that doesn't have an answer or doesn't want to be here. In fact, coach Michael Malone said the same thing about the Nuggets after their game two loss. The Suns look like a young, confident bunch that smells blood in the water. Give me the free bucket with the Suns.
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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns +1.5
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