Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns: Western Conference Semifinals Game 3 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 11, 2021

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BetMGM Jul 20, 2021, 4.10 PM

The Denver Nuggets (47-25, 4-4) are 1.5-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns (51-21, 6-2) at Ball Arena on Friday, starting at 10:00 PM ET on ESPN. The Suns lead the series 2-0. The matchup has a point total of 222.5.

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Nuggets vs Suns Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -1.5 -110 -110 222.5 -115 -105

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver's games this season have gone over the point total for Friday's matchup total (222.5 points) in 58.8% of opportunities (47 out of 80 matchups).
  • In Phoenix's games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday's matchup total in 40 out of 80 matchups (50%).
  • The Nuggets average 115.2 points per game against the Suns' 114.6, totaling 7.3 points over the contest's over/under of 222.5.
  • This matchup's point total is 3.0 fewer points than the 219.5 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Nuggets have seen a 226.3 over/under in their games this season, 3.8 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 0.5 points fewer than the average over/under in Suns' games this season (223 points).

Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver's record against the spread this year is tied 39-39.
  • The Nuggets' record against the spread as at least a 1.5-point favorite is above .500 at 29-27.
  • Denver routinely hits the over, breaking the point total in 42 of 78 games (53.8%).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring (26.4 points per game), rebounding (10.8 per game) and assisting (8.3 per game).
  • Michael Porter Jr. hits 2.8 threes per game to lead the Nuggets.
  • Denver's blocks leader is JaVale McGee, who averages 1.2 per game. Jokic leads the team averaging 1.3 steals an outing.

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

Nuggets Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nuggets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
6/9/2021 Suns 123-98 PHO No Away +24.5 214.5 3300 -10000 Playoffs No Over
6/7/2021 Suns 122-105 PHO No Away +1.5 219.5 -110 -110 Playoffs No Over
6/3/2021 Trail Blazers 126-115 DEN No Away +7.5 241.5 280 -350 Playoffs Yes Under
6/1/2021 Trail Blazers 147-140 DEN Yes Home -4.5 228.5 -500 375 Playoffs Yes Over
5/29/2021 Trail Blazers 115-95 POR No Away +12.5 215.5 725 -1200 Playoffs No Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 6-4 5-5-0 233.3 114.8 118.5 0 39.3%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets: Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee), PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor), Michael Porter Jr.: Day To Day (Back)

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Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix has a 45-34-1 record against the spread, covering in 56.2% of their matchups.
  • The Suns have fared well as a 1.5-point underdog, going 37-26-1 against the spread when they are at least 1.5-point underdogs.
  • Phoenix and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year -- 42 of 80 (52.5%).

Suns Key Players

  • Devin Booker is at the top of the Suns scoring leaderboard with 25.6 points per game. He also grabs 4.2 rebounds and averages 4.3 assists per game.
  • The Phoenix leaders in rebounding and assists are Deandre Ayton with 10.5 rebounds per game (he also adds 14.4 points and 1.4 assists per game) and Chris Paul with 8.9 assists per game (he also tacks on 16.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game).
  • Jae Crowder knocks down 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Suns.
  • Phoenix's leader in steals is Paul (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Ayton (1.2 per game).

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Suns Last 10 Games

Suns Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Suns Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
6/9/2021 Nuggets 123-98 PHO Yes Home -24.5 214.5 -10000 3300 Playoffs Yes Over
6/7/2021 Nuggets 122-105 PHO Yes Home -1.5 219.5 -110 -110 Playoffs Yes Over
6/3/2021 Lakers 113-100 PHO Yes Away -11.5 214.5 -1000 625 Playoffs Yes Under
6/1/2021 Lakers 115-85 PHO Yes Home -28.5 204.5 -10000 3300 Playoffs Yes Under
5/30/2021 Lakers 100-92 PHO Yes Away -11.5 199.5 -3000 1200 Playoffs No Under
Suns Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 6-4 6-4-0 214.4 113.2 101.2 +0.9 29.7%

Suns Injuries

Suns: Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

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