Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview for NBA Basketball Game on 05/11
Key Player Out: A Blow to the Suns
Tonight’s NBA face-off between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets poses an interesting betting scenario. The Suns’ Deandre Ayton is confirmed out due to a rib contusion. His absence moves the Suns to a -1.5 point spread, with the game’s total at 226. Despite his underperformance and clear lack of motivation to play for the Suns, his absence might affect the team’s dynamics.
Suns’ Struggles with Ayton
Over the past two years, the Suns have been negatively impacted by Ayton’s lack of contribution when it matters. He’s shown a distinct disinterest in playing for Phoenix, particularly in high-stakes games. His dissatisfaction has raised questions about his future with the Suns, with speculation about his potential exit from the team.
Still Betting on the Suns
Despite these setbacks, there’s a strong case to be made for betting on the Suns tonight. The expectation is that Jock Landale will step up and fill the void left by Ayton. The key point is that Deandre’s absence might not significantly impact the game, given his lack of contribution so far.
Booker and Durant: The Game Changers
The betting spotlight shifts to Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, with predictions suggesting both players will score over 35 points tonight. Their performance could be crucial for the Suns to win the game and cover the spread.
Predicting a Game Seven
While the Suns are predicted to win tonight, the overall forecast for the series isn’t as optimistic. The expectation is for a Game 7, but the Nuggets are favored to win it, given their home advantage. This forecast is based on the Suns’ lackluster performance in Denver throughout the series.
While tonight’s game leans in favor of the Suns, the overall series might tilt toward the Nuggets. Key player performances, notably from Booker and Durant, will be pivotal to the outcome of tonight’s game.
Betting Odds @ FanDuel
|Denver Nuggets||Open||+3.5||-110||O 226.5||-110||+134|
|Phoenix Suns||Open||-3.5||-110||U 226.5||-110||-158|
|1.||C||Nikola Jokic||24.5 Points, 11.8 Rebounds, 9.8 Assists|
|2.||PG||Jamal Murray||20.0 Points, 4.0 Rebounds, 6.2 Assists|
|3.||PF||Aaron Gordon||16.3 Points, 6.6 Rebounds, 3.0 Assists|
|4.||SF||Michael Porter Jr.||17.4 Points, 5.5 Rebounds, 1.0 Assists|
|5.||SG||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope||10.8 Points, 2.7 Rebounds, 2.4 Assists|
|6.||SG||Bruce Brown||11.5 Points, 4.1 Rebounds, 3.4 Assists|
|1.||PF||Kevin Durant||29.1 Points, 6.7 Rebounds, 5.0 Assists|
|2.||SG||Devin Booker||27.8 Points, 4.5 Rebounds, 5.5 Assists|
|3.||PG||Cameron Payne||10.3 Points, 2.2 Rebounds, 4.5 Assists|
|4.||C||Jock Landale||6.6 Points, 4.1 Rebounds, 1.0 Assists|
|5.||SG||Landry Shamet||8.7 Points, 1.7 Rebounds, 2.3 Assists|
|6.||C||Bismack Biyombo||4.3 Points, 4.3 Rebounds, 0.9 Assists|
Last 5 Against The Spread:
|Tue, May 09||PHO||-6.5||227.0||118-102|
|Sun, May 07||PHO||+1.0||226.0||129-124|
|Fri, May 05||PHO||+4.0||225.0||121-114|
|Mon, May 01||PHO||-4.0||229.0||97-87|
|Sat, Apr 29||PHO||-4.0||228.0||125-107|
|Tue, May 09||DEN||+6.5||227.0||118-102|
|Sun, May 07||DEN||-1.0||226.0||129-124|
|Fri, May 05||DEN||-4.0||225.0||121-114|
|Mon, May 01||DEN||+4.0||229.0||97-87|
|Sat, Apr 29||DEN||+4.0||228.0||125-107|
- 3-2 (.600) against the spread at home as a favorite in their last five games in the 2022/2023 playoffs
- 4-1 (.800) at home as a favorite in their last five games in the 2022/2023 playoffs
- 2-3 (.400) against the spread on the road as an underdog in their last five games across the regular season and playoffs in 2022/2023
- 0-5 (.000) on the road as an underdog in their last five games across the regular season and playoffs in 2022/2023
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