The Phoenix Suns continue to impress in the playoffs. Can they defend their home court one more time before heading to Denver? This NBA betting preview for the Nuggets vs Suns NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 2 of this series.
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Betting Preview and Prediction | NBA Playoffs
NBA Western Conference Semifinals NBA Playoffs Game 2 (PHO leads 1-0)
Denver Nuggets (51-27, 24-15 Away) vs. Phoenix Suns (55-23, 29-10 Home)
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Start Time: 9:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena — Phoenix, AZ
The Nuggets were able to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers, despite missing Jamal Murray. However, Phoenix is a much more balanced team than Portland, and the Nuggets were unable to hang on in the second half. In the third quarter, the Suns outscored the Nuggets 31-21 and did not look back. Early in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul went to work and scored 10 points in the first three minutes.
The Suns were led by Mikal Bridges in scoring. Bridges scored 23 points on 8-12 shooting from the field and 4-8 from three-point range. The Nuggets were led by MVP Nikola Jokić, who scored 22 points on 10-23 shooting from the field. Denver will need to see Jokić score more efficiently, if they do not want to suffer the same fate as Game 1.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: DEN: (+205) | PHO: (-250)
Spread: DEN: +6 (-110) | PHO: -6 (-110)
Total: 222.5 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
Nuggets vs Suns NBA Betting Trends
- Denver is 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has gone OVER in seven of Denver’s last eight games.
- Denver is 4-2 SU in its last six games.
- Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Phoenix’s last 17 games.
- Phoenix is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games.
Nuggets vs Suns Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Phoenix a 63.6% chance to win Game 2 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.