Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets (Game 3) Predictions, Odds, Point Spread
- The Suns blew out the Nuggets in their last match by 25 points!
- The Nuggets will look to regroup as they host the Suns for two games on their home court.
- Despite being up 2-0, the Suns enter Game 3 as the underdogs.
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Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Odds
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|Team||Point Spread||Total||Money Line|
|Phoenix Suns||+1.5 (-110) |
|O 224.5 (-115) |
|Denver Nuggets||-1.5 (-110) |
|U 224.5 (-105) |
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Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Predictions and Picks
|The Denver Nuggets continue to struggle scoring the ball, while the Suns are showing off a very well balanced offence. All signs points to another Phoenix victory.|
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How to Watch Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets
|Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Information|
|Teams||Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets|
|Location||Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado|
|Time||10:00 PM EST, June 11th, 2021|
|How to Watch||ESPN|
Head-to-Head: Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns
|Denver Nuggets||Head-to-Head||Phoenix Suns|
|Michael Malone||Head Coach||Monty Williams|
|47-25 (3rd in West)||Standing||51-21 (2nd in West)|
|117.1 (7th of 30)||Off Rtg||117.2 (5th of 30)|
|112.1 (12th of 30)||Def Rtg||111.3 (9th of 30)|
|97.1 (27th of 30)||Pace||97.2 (26th of 30)|
Playoff Leaders (Per Game)
|N. Jokic (33.0)||PPG||D. Booker (29.7)|
|N. Jokic (4.5)||RPG||D. Ayton (10.7)|
|M. Morris (5.8)||APG||C. Paul (7.7)|
|F. Campazzo (1.7)||SPG||M. Bridges (1.5)|
|J. McGee (1.0)||BPG||J. Crowder, C. Payne (1.0)|
|M. Porter (.538)/N. Jokic (12.5)||FG%/FGM||D. Ayton (.796)/D. Booker (9.8)|
|A. Gordon (.600)/M. Porter (2.8)||3P%/3PM||D. Booker (.429)/D. Booker (2.5)|
DEN: Diversify Scoring
The Denver Nuggets were humbled in Game 2 against the Suns and they’ll be looking for revenge in Game 3. A consistent issue for them through their first two matches was their lack of creativity on the offensive end.
While injuries are still limiting the Nuggets, it’s not excuse for their losses. Frankly speaking, the Suns’ star players are outplaying the Nuggets’ star players. Jokic is the main playmaker for the Nuggets, but the Suns defence has caught on to their schemes and regularly force them into difficult shots.
The Nuggets have talented guards, so you’d expect them to take on a larger role in Michael Malone’s offence in order to spell Jokic’s usage. If they can’t step up, the Suns have the formula to defeat them.
Nuggets Key Player: (C) Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic wins the 2020-21 NBA MVP 🃏
He’s the lowest-drafted player at pick No. 41 to win in NBA history pic.twitter.com/kY4ddBIMdi
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 8, 2021
Game 2 certainly didn’t proceed how Nikola Jokic would want after being presented his NBA Most Valuable Player award.
The Joker put on a decent performance, posting 24 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists in 29 minutes of play. His teammates couldn’t reward his playmaking though, and the Suns led for 46:40 of the game.
Jokic seems to be doing all he can offensively, but could certainly be more selfish. If the rest of his starting five are shooting just of 32 from the field, it would definitely be more fruitful to pursue his own scoring.
PHO: Keep Up the Defensive Pressure
The Phoenix Suns are playing excellent basketball, having gone 5-0 in their last five games. They’ve been excellent on the defensive side of the ball, explaining their success.
Phoenix have only allowed 96.0 points per game over their last five games, their best defensive stretch of the playoffs and the 2020-2021 NBA season.
Yes, the Nuggets are struggling due to injury. However, they’re still incredibly dangerous so the Suns’ defence should still be commended. If they can continue to make life difficult for the Nuggets offence, Phoenix could go up 3-0 in the series.
Suns Key Player: (G) Chris Paul
CHRIS. PAUL. IS. TAKING. OVER.
— NBA (@NBA) June 10, 2021
Veteran point guard Chris Paul was masterful in the Phoenix Suns’ last performance against the Denver Nuggets.
Paul posted 17 points and 15 assists in 30 minutes of play. He was a game-high plus-26 on the evening.
The Suns are thriving off of Paul’s mastery of the pick-and-roll, and the Nuggets are struggling to keep up. If he continues his play, Paul could just lead his Suns to a 3-0 record.
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