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Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 5/11/2023 Expert Picks, Odds and Analysis

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 5/11/2023 Expert Picks, Odds and Analysis

West Semifinals – Game 6, DEN leads series 3-2

Get ready for an action-packed Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns. The Nuggets are currently leading the series 3-2 after an incredible win in Game 5 on Tuesday, where they beat the Suns 118-102. The standout player for Denver was Nikola Jokic, who put on an exceptional performance with 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, leading his team to victory. Jokic also set a new NBA playoff record for the most triple-doubles by a center with 10, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain’s previous record of nine.

Jokic has been an essential player for Denver in the postseason, leading his team in scoring, rebounding, and assists, with an incredible average of 30.6 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 9.5 assists per game. But he’s not the only one making an impact, as Jamal Murray is the second leading scorer with an average of 25.9 points per game, and five players on the team have been averaging double figures in scoring. The Nuggets have been averaging an impressive 114.9 points per game, demonstrating their high-scoring ability.

  • Denver is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division. 
  • The Denver Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Thursday.
  • The total went OVER in 8 of Denver’s last 10 games played on a Thursday when on the road.

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 5/11/2023 Expert Picks, Odds and Analysis

On the other hand, Phoenix is on the brink of elimination and must win Game 6 at home on Wednesday to extend the series to a decisive Game 7 in Denver on Sunday. In Game 5, the Suns were led in scoring by Devin Booker with 28 points, but it wasn’t enough to clinch a victory. The Suns had trouble with their shooting, making only 43.2% of their shots, and were also outrebounded by Denver 50-42. Kevin Durant also added to the Suns’ effort with 26 points. 

During the postseason, Devin Booker has been the top scorer for Phoenix with an impressive average of 35.9 points per game, while Deandre Ayton leads the team in rebounding with an average of 9.7 rebounds per game. With Chris Paul out injured, Booker has taken on the role of leader in assists, with an average of 7.1 per game. Kevin Durant is the second-leading scorer for Phoenix, with an average of 29.6 points per game. Phoenix has been scoring an average of 115.6 points per game, which is slightly higher than Denver’s average.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 7 games at home.
  • Phoenix is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Denver.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of the Suns’ last 9 games with an opponent in the Western Conference.

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns. The NBA Pick is the Phoenix Suns.  The Denver Nuggets won the game 118-102 on Tuesday night in Game 5 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Phoenix Suns. The Over cashed in four of the last five meetings between the Nuggets and Suns played in Phoenix. In addition, the OVER cashed in five of Denver’s last six played on the road and in six of Phoenix’s last seven played at home. The Over is 12-3-1 in Phoenix’s last 16 games following an ATS loss. Prediction: Denver 116, Phoenix 112,

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM ET

Location: Footprint center in Phoenix, AZ

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2023 


NBA Odds: Phoenix Suns -3

NBA Totals: 226.5


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