Game three of a Western Conference Second Round series is set for Friday night when the Denver Nuggets visit the Phoenix Suns. Denver took care of business at home and will not look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead on the Suns home court. Below is my NBA pick for the Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns.
Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns Betting Pick
The Pick: Denver Nuggets +3.5
This game will be played at Footprint Center at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023.
Why Bet the Denver Nuggets:
✅ Denver has looked like the best team in the league and have covered the spread in six of their last eight games played.
✅ The Nuggets have covered the spread in five straight games against the Suns.
✅ Phoenix has covered the spread in just one of their last six games played.
Denver Nuggets Should be Title Favorites
Denver looked impressive in their first round series win over Minnesota, and that continued into the second round against Phoenix. The Nuggets comfortably took care of the Suns in Denver as they won game one by 18 points and game two 97-87.
Game two was an ugly one and it took a big fourth quarter for the Nuggets to grab the double-digit win. The Suns led by three after the first quarter and maintained a two-point lead at the half. Denver trailed by three heading into the fourth quarter, but they were the better team and were able to get the big win.
Nikola Jokic continued to ball out as he led the Nuggets with 39 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists in the game two win. Jamal Murray added 10 points, four rebounds, and eight assists on the night.
The Phoenix Suns Just Need to Take Care of Business
Phoenix is down 2-0 in the series, but all they need to do is take care of business at home and make this a best of three series to end. The bigger challenge for the Suns is that they are without Chris Paul, but there is still plenty of talent on this team to get two home wins.
In the game two loss, Devin Booker went off with 35 points, five rebounds, and six assists. Kevin Duranty added 24 points, eight rebounds, and three assists on the night.