Thursday, September 28 2023

Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals has the Denver Nuggets hosting the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. On Saturday, the Nuggets cooked the Suns en route to a 125-107 victory, logging a 1-0 series lead. The Nuggets have dominated opponents on their home court, producing a 34-7 record at Ball Arena entering the 2023 NBA playoffs.

Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Ball Arena in Denver. Caesars Sportsbook lists Denver as a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Suns vs. Nuggets odds. The over/under for total points is 227. Before locking in any Nuggets vs. Suns picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model entered the conference semifinals of the 2023 NBA playoffs a stunning 71-38 on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Suns vs. Nuggets and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Nuggets vs. Suns:

  • Suns vs. Nuggets: Denver -4.5
  • Suns vs. Nuggets Over-Under: 227 points
  • Suns vs. Nuggets money line: Phoenix +158, Denver -190
  • PHO: Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an against the spread loss
  • DEN: Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games
  • Suns vs. Nuggets picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Nuggets can cover

Guard Jamal Murray is an excellent bucket-getter for Denver. Murray knows how to create space from defenders and uses his smooth jumper to score out on the perimeter. The Kentucky product is also fearless attacking the lane as he is first on the team in scoring (28.3) with 5.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game this postseason. In Game 1, he dropped 34 points, nine assists, and went 6-of-10 from 3-point land.

Forward Michael Porter Jr. has an effortless shooting stroke, can score from anywhere on the court, and is a great finisher at the rim. The Missouri product is third on the team in points (15.5) and second in rebounds (7.3) while shooting 40% from downtown in the 2023 NBA playoffs. On April 23 against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Porter Jr. had 15 points and five boards. See which side to back at SportsLine.

Why the Suns can cover

Forward Kevin Durant is a dynamic nearly 7-footer with ball handles like a guard. The 13-time All-Star has a smooth jumper and shoots right over defenders. Durant is averaging 28.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game in the playoffs. In Game 1, he totaled 29 points, 14 boards, and three blocks.

Guard Devin Booker continues to be an aggressive offensive threat. Booker has shown the ability to dominate in the mid-range area and be a willing passer. The 26-year-old leads the team in points (35.5) and steals (2.3) with 6.7 assists per game in the postseason. In his last outing, he finished with 27 points, four rebounds, and eight assists. See which side to back at SportsLine.

How to make Suns vs. Nuggets picks

SportsLine’s model has simulated Nuggets vs. Suns and is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 230 points. The model also says one side hits well over 50% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who Suns vs. Nuggets? And which side hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has gone 71-38 on its NBA picks, and find out.



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