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

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 2:04 PM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Suns-6-110-110222.5-115-105

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSuns MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/27/2021Lakers109-95 LALNoAway+13.5195.53300-10000PlayoffsNoOver
Suns Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-25-56-4-0215.8112.7103.1+1.230.9%

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

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/27/2021Trail Blazers120-115 DENYesAway-3.5219.5-200170PlayoffsYesOver
Nuggets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-47-34-6-0232.9116.4116.5+1.638.5%

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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