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 Sep 23, 2021, 8:04 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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nuggets-1.5-110-110222.5-115-105

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
6/9/2021Suns123-98 PHONoAway+24.5214.53300-10000PlayoffsNoOver
6/7/2021Suns122-105 PHONoAway+1.5219.5-110-110PlayoffsNoOver
6/3/2021Trail Blazers126-115 DENNoAway+7.5241.5280-350PlayoffsYesUnder
6/1/2021Trail Blazers147-140 DENYesHome-4.5228.5-500375PlayoffsYesOver
5/29/2021Trail Blazers115-95 PORNoAway+12.5215.5725-1200PlayoffsNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-56-45-5-0233.3114.8118.5039.3%

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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSuns MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
6/9/2021Nuggets123-98 PHOYesHome-24.5214.5-100003300PlayoffsYesOver
6/7/2021Nuggets122-105 PHOYesHome-1.5219.5-110-110PlayoffsYesOver
6/3/2021Lakers113-100 PHOYesAway-11.5214.5-1000625PlayoffsYesUnder
6/1/2021Lakers115-85 PHOYesHome-28.5204.5-100003300PlayoffsYesUnder
5/30/2021Lakers100-92 PHOYesAway-11.5199.5-30001200PlayoffsNoUnder
Suns Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-26-46-4-0214.4113.2101.2+0.929.7%

Suns Injuries

Suns:Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

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