Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets: Western Conference Semifinals Game 1 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 7, 2021

The Phoenix Suns (51-21, 4-2) are 5-point favorites heading into Game 1 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets (47-25, 4-2) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Monday, starting at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The over/under in the matchup is 219.5.

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Suns vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Suns -5 -110 -110 219.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Phoenix’s matchups this season, the Suns and their opponents have gone over Monday’s total of 219.5 points 41 times (52.6% of opportunities).
  • In 65.4% of Denver’s games this season (51 of 78), the total points scored was higher than Monday’s 219.5-point over/under.
  • The Suns average 114.4 points per game against the Nuggets’ 115.5, totaling 10.4 points over the game’s over/under of 219.5.
  • These two teams give up a combined 219.3 points per game, 0.2 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Suns games is 222.9 points, 3.4 more than the over/under of 219.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 6.8 points separates the average total points bet in Nuggets’ games (226.3 points) and this matchup’s over/under (219.5 points).

Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix has a 43-34-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When they play as at least 5-point favorites, the Suns have an ATS record of 22-19.
  • Phoenix has hit the over the majority of the time, in 40 of 78 games (51.3%).

Suns Key Players

  • The Suns scoring leader is Devin Booker, who contributes 25.6 points per game.
  • Deandre Ayton paces Phoenix with 10.5 rebounds per game and Chris Paul leads the team with 8.9 assists per matchup.
  • The Suns are led by Jae Crowder from beyond the arc. He knocks down 2.5 shots from deep per game.
  • Phoenix’s blocks leader is Ayton, who collects 1.2 per game. Paul leads the team averaging 1.4 steals a contest.

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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
6/3/2021 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
5/27/2021 Lakers 109-95 LAL No Away +13.5 195.5 3300 -10000 Playoffs No Over
5/25/2021 Lakers 109-102 LAL No Home +4.5 201.5 Playoffs No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 4-6 5-5-0 216.9 112.1 104.8 +0.5 30%

Suns Injuries

Suns:

Ty-Shon Alexander: Day To Day (Non-COVID Illness),

Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has a 39-37 record against the spread, covering in 51.3% of their contests.
  • When they play as at least 5-point underdogs, the Nuggets have a record ATS of 19-17.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 40 of 76 (52.6%).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic is at the top of nearly all of the Nuggets’ leaderboards by putting up 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is the most prolific from distance for the Nuggets, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
  • Denver’s leader in steals is Jokic (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is JaVale McGee (1.2 per game).

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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
6/3/2021 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
5/27/2021 Trail Blazers 120-115 DEN Yes Away -3.5 219.5 -200 170 Playoffs Yes Over
5/24/2021 Trail Blazers 128-109 DEN Yes Home -10.5 243.5 -1400 775 Playoffs Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 8-2 4-6-0 233.1 117.6 115.5 +0.8 37.5%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets:

Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),

Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),

PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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