Jamal Murray sitting on court pointing

Apr 29, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) reacts following his rating within the second half towards the Phoenix Suns throughout recreation one of many 2023 NBA Playoffs at Ball Enviornment. Obligatory Credit score: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • The Suns are 4.5-point highway underdogs in Sport 2 of their Spherical 2 sequence vs the Denver Nuggets
  • Denver blasted Phoenix 125-107 to win Sport 1 of their best-of-7 sequence
  • Don’t miss the most recent Suns vs Nuggets Sport 2 odds right here, plus betting splits and Similar-Sport Parlay picks

If there was any doubt, the Denver Nuggets confirmed they’re very a lot worthy of a prime seed, after whipping the Phoenix Suns in Sport 1 of their best-of-7 Spherical 2 sequence.

Phoenix, who suffered simply their second loss in 14 video games with Kevin Durant within the lineup, will attempt to go away Denver with a cut up earlier than heading again to the Valley.

Sport 2 goes Monday (Could 1) at 10pm ET from Ball Enviornment in Denver, CO. You’ll be able to watch the sport reside on TNT.

Suns vs Nuggets Sport 2 Odds

Group Unfold Moneyline Whole
Phoenix Suns +4.5 (-105) +155 O 227 (-110)
Denver Nuggets -4.5 (-115) -180 U 227 (-110)

After being favoured by 2.5 factors in Sport 1, the NBA odds have tacked on a pair extra for the Nuggets, who are actually 4.5-point favorites and -180 on the cash line, an implied win chance of 64.29%.

Phoenix misplaced the primary recreation of their Spherical 1 sequence vs the Clippers, earlier than reeling off 4 straight. At 17-24 on the highway, although, they’ve the Third-worst highway document of any staff within the West’s NBA Playoff Bracket.

Denver had the 2nd-best house document within the West this yr at 34-7.

Odds as of April 30 at DraftKings Sportsbook. 

Nuggets Continuity Dims Suns

Whereas Phoenix continues to be a piece in progress, the Nuggets had the look of a staff that’s been on this place earlier than.

Jamal Murray, lastly wholesome from a knee harm, carried his scorching streak over from the Minnesota sequence to Sport 1, pouring in a game-high 34 factors, with 9 assists, 5 boards and a pair of steals.

Nikola Jokic didn’t even seem like he broke a sweat, including 24 factors, 19 boards and 5 assists. Denver bought a big enhance from Aaron Gordon, who had 23 factors and 6 boards, and all 5 starters scored in double figures.

Denver crushed Phoenix in three-point taking pictures, outscoring them by 27 factors. The Nuggets shot a powerful 16-for-37, a crisp 43.2% clip, whereas limiting the Suns to 7-for-23, a 30.4% mark.

Kevin Durant led the best way for the Suns with 29 factors, 14 rebounds and three blocks, whereas Devin Booker added 27, with eight assists and 4 boards.

KD and Ebook turned the primary duo in NBA Playoff historical past to every rating 25+ factors in every of the primary six video games of a single postseason, surpassing Kobe Bryant & Shaquille O’Neal, who did it 5 straight instances in 2003.

Nevertheless, exhibiting simply how skinny this roster is after buying Durant, Booker’s recreation can be thought of an off-night, particularly contemplating he averaged 37.2 factors vs LA on 60+% taking pictures.

Deandre Ayton, his palms full with Jokic, had simply 14 factors and 7 boards. Chris Paul had 11 factors and 5 dimes. Their core-4 had been the one Suns to crack double digits.

KD additionally coughed it up seven instances, and he and Ebook mixed for 10 of the 16 Suns’ turnovers.

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Phoenix vs Denver Similar-Sport Parlay

It was Booker’s sub-30 exhibiting that price us our final Similar-Sport parlay, however his bounce again headlines our subsequent 4-leg SGP that pays out at a cool +1000.

Suns vs Nuggets Sport 2 Similar-Sport Parlay

Choose Odds
Devin Booker 30+ factors -105
Aaron Gordon UNDER 14.5 factors -105
Nikola Jokic OVER 26.5 factors +110
OVER 226.5 factors -110
Similar-Sport Parlay Odds +1000

Gordon’s Sport 1 was good, however the fourth possibility on Denver’s roster hasn’t cracked 15 factors in some other recreation this sequence, so we’ll take an opportunity he reverts again to his typical statline.

As talked about, Jokic appeared on cruise management, however his urgency ought to ramp up in Sport 2, as attending to Phoenix up 2-0 is critical. Lastly, we hit the over final recreation, and there’s simply an excessive amount of elite shot making, and lackluster protection to assume this recreation goes below within the Mile Excessive Metropolis.

Suns vs Nuggets Prediction

Phoenix might want to get in sync, quick, as elite groups — and that darn continuity — have uncovered their weak spot. They’re presently 1-6 towards the unfold of their final seven video games towards groups with a successful share above .600.

They’re additionally 0-4 ATS of their final 4 head-to-head conferences with the Nuggets. Nevertheless, Denver is simply 2-5 ATS of their final seven at house towards the Suns.

Oddsmakers have granted you a present, as the whole has elevated by only a half-point from Sport 1.

That over has hit in seven of Phoenix’s final 9 video games, whereas Denver has hit the over in 4 of their final 5 contests.

The over can also be 14-8-1 in Suns video games when they’re highway underdogs. Let’s get out of Denver with a W, lets?


  • OVER 226.5 factors (-110); 1.5 items to win 1.36 items

Eric Rosales

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