Nuggets vs Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 4/6/23
Phoenix Suns (44-35) vs Denver Nuggets (52-27)
Game Info: Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Footprint Center)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns meet Thursday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.9 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.8 points and 11.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20 points and 4 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 28 points and 5.5 assists, while Kevin Durant is averaging 25.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS loss and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 10-1 in Nuggets last 11 overall. The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
This line is telling you the Denver Nuggets are likely going to rest key guys now that they've clinched the top seed. The Phoenix Suns not only need to keep getting comfortable with Durant back in the mix, but they're looking to lock up the fourth seed. Also, the Suns are playing their best ball probably of the season, which includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 11.8 points. Assuming the Nuggets aren't at full strength, I'll lay the chalk with the Suns at home.
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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -6.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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