Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets: Preview & Picks 05/09/2023

Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets: Preview & Picks 05/09/2023

May 9, 2023



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In Game 5 of the Western conference semifinals in the NBA, the Phoenix Suns will host the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday at the Ball Arena in Denver. The Suns defeated the Nuggets 129-124 in Game 4 to tie up the series 2-2.
After looking like Denver was going to win the series, with the first two games having been played, the Suns came right back up to tie the series winning two games in a row.  Solid performances for both Kevin Durant and Devin Booker helped the Suns take a win in Game 4, combining 72 of Phoenix’s 129 points. Durant scored 36 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, while Booker scored 36 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists. Despite winning two games at home, worries persist, especially in light of how heavily they have relied on their superstars to bear the weight. This one will require a more evenly distributed scoring approach as well as a significantly more composed effort on the road, where they have struggled this season with a record of 19-26. Phoenix will not be able to select Chris Paul for Game 5, as he is still dealing with a groin injury that had him sidelined for Games 2,3 and 4.

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The Denver Nuggets will be happy to return to their home ground for Game 5, after a 2 game losing streak away. They have a 39-7 record at the Ball Arena this season which will help them boost their confidence for the next game. Despite losing by 5 points in Game 4, the two-time MVP, Nikola Jokic managed to score an impressive 53 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists. Jamal Murray also had a good game, scoring 28 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The Nuggets lead the NBA in offensive efficiency, shooting 50.4% from the field as a team. Denver has scored a total of 9,495 points this season, messing 115.8 per game. But they will need their other players to step up and help their superstar Jokic in order to win the series.

Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Game Information

  • Date: 05/09/2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM ET
  • Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO.
  • How to Watch Suns vs Nuggets : TNT
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Suns vs Nuggets Betting Lines

Suns are +180 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $180. On the other side, Nuggets are -220 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $45.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Suns at a 35.71% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Nuggets have 68.75% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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