Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets - 6/13/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (51-30) vs Phoenix Suns (58-23)
Game Info: Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets +3 -- Over/Under: 222 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in game 4 of the NBA Playoffs Second Round at the Ball Arena. The Suns look to complete the sweep and make their first conference final since the 2009-10 season. The Nuggets need a win to save their season and force a game five on Tuesday.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 109.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 98.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 27.2 points and 4.9 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 15.6 points and 11 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 85.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 119.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 30.7 points and 11.7 rebounds while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.1 points and 6.4 rebounds. Monte Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing four rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 42 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Suns last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 home games. The Suns are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Denver and 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
The Suns have blown the Nuggets out through the first three games and there's little to convince us things will turn around. If the Nuggets were going to make this a series, it would have been on Friday when they returned home in a 0-2 hole. The Nuggets look overmatched in this series and the Suns are a young team that's shown to have a killer instinct. While you don't like to see a team go out this easily, there's no reason to back the Nuggets. The Suns likely complete the sweep and make their first conference final in over a decade.