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

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 10:04 PM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Suns-5-110-110219.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSuns MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/27/2021Lakers109-95 LALNoAway+13.5195.53300-10000PlayoffsNoOver
5/25/2021Lakers109-102 LALNoHome+4.5201.5--PlayoffsNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-65-5-0216.9112.1104.8+0.530%

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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/27/2021Trail Blazers120-115 DENYesAway-3.5219.5-200170PlayoffsYesOver
5/24/2021Trail Blazers128-109 DENYesHome-10.5243.5-1400775PlayoffsYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-38-24-6-0233.1117.6115.5+0.837.5%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets:Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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