Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets: Western Conference Semifinals Game 2 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 9, 2021

The Denver Nuggets are 6-point underdogs heading into Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns (51-21, 5-2) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Wednesday, starting at 9:30 PM ET on TNT. The Suns have a 1-0 series lead. The matchup’s over/under is set at 222.5.

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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 -6 -110 -110 222.5 -115 -105

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Point Total Insights

  • Phoenix’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Wednesday’s matchup over/under (222.5 points) in 40 out of 79 opportunities (50.6% of matchups).
  • In 59.5% of Denver’s games this season (47 of 79), the total points scored was more than Wednesday’s 222.5-point over/under.
  • The point total for the matchup of 222.5 is 7.4 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Suns (114.5 points per game) and the Nuggets (115.4 points per game).
  • This game’s over/under is 3.0 fewer points than the 219.5 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Suns games is 223 points, 0.5 more than the over/under of 222.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.9 points separates the average total points bet in Nuggets’ games (226.4 points) and this game’s over/under (222.5 points).

Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix has a winning record against the spread this year, going 44-34-1 ATS.
  • The Suns have fared well as a 6-point favorite, going 18-15 against the spread when favored by at least 6 points.
  • Phoenix has gone over the point total the majority of the time, in 41 of 79 games (51.9%).

Suns Key Players

  • The Suns scoring leader is Devin Booker, who puts up 25.6 points per game.
  • Deandre Ayton paces Phoenix with 10.5 rebounds a game and Chris Paul leads the squad with 8.9 assists per matchup.
  • Jae Crowder knocks down 2.5 threes per game to lead the Suns.
  • Phoenix’s steals leader is Paul, who collects 1.4 per game. Ayton leads the team averaging 1.2 blocks an outing.

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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
6/7/2021 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
5/27/2021 Lakers 109-95 LAL No Away +13.5 195.5 3300 -10000 Playoffs No Over
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 5-5 6-4-0 215.8 112.7 103.1 +1.2 30.9%

Suns Injuries

Suns:

Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 39-38 ATS.
  • When they are at least 6-point underdogs, the Nuggets have a record ATS of 15-16.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 41 of 77 (53.2%).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic holds the top spot on the Nuggets leaderboards for scoring (26.4 per game), rebounds (10.8 per game), and assists (8.3 per game).
  • Michael Porter Jr. is the top scorer from distance for the Nuggets, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
  • Jokic (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Denver while JaVale McGee (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nuggets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
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
5/27/2021 Trail Blazers 120-115 DEN Yes Away -3.5 219.5 -200 170 Playoffs Yes Over
Nuggets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 7-3 4-6-0 232.9 116.4 116.5 +1.6 38.5%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets:

Will Barton: Day To Day (Hamstring),

Michael Porter Jr.: Day To Day (Back),

Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),

PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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