Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets 5-1-2023

Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets 5/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets 5/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


West Semifinals – Game 2, DEN leads series 1-0


The Western Conference semifinals between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at Ball Arena. The Suns are down 0-1 in the series after losing to Denver 125-107 in Game 1 on Saturday.


Kevin Durant put up 29 points for Phoenix, but the team was outrebounded 49-38 and committed 16 turnovers compared to Denver’s 10.


During the playoffs, Devin Booker is the top scorer for Phoenix with an average of 37.2 points per game, while Kevin Durant trails with 28.4 points per game.


Deandre Ayton has been the leading rebounder for Phoenix with an average of 11.2 rebounds per game, and Chris Paul has been the assist leader with an average of 8.2 assists per game.


Phoenix, as a team, has been averaging 120.6 points per game.


  • The total went OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 contests.
  • The Phoenix Suns are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
  • Phoenix is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Denver.

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Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Predictions 5/1/2023


Meanwhile, Denver will aim to continue their momentum and take a 2-0 series lead against Phoenix. Jamal Murray was a standout performer in Game 1, scoring 34 points and making nine assists, including six 3-pointers.


Nikola Jokic was another key player for Denver, scoring 24 points and grabbing 19 rebounds.


He is the second-leading scorer, rebounder, and leader in assists for Denver with averages of 25.9 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game.


In fact, Denver has six players averaging double figures in scoring and is scoring an average of 116.0 points per game as a team.


The Denver Nuggets look to have picked up from where they left off as they are now gunning for a 2-0 series lead after cruising past the Suns on Saturday.


PG Jamal Murray led the way with 34 points and nine assists on 13 of 24 shooting, Center Nikola Jokic tallied 24 points with 19 rebounds, and five assists while PF Aaron Gordon chipped in with 23 points on nine of 13 shooting.


The Nuggets shot 47 percent from the field and 16 of 37 from the 3-point line as they settled into their offense early and were never in danger after dominating the second quarter by 37-19.


Murray was the real spark plug for the Nuggets as he finished with six 3-pointers while Jokic dominated the paint and grabbed 19 rebounds, eight of which were offensive boards.


  • The total went OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 meetings with the Suns.
  • The Denver Nuggets are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • Denver is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games at home against Phoenix.

Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets. The NBA pick for this game is the Denver Nuggets.


The Denver Nuggets have taken the early lead in their best-of-seven series against the Phoenix Suns, following a convincing 18-point victory in Game 1.


Denver has been successful in covering the spread in five of its last seven games, while Phoenix has failed to cover in eight of its last 11 road games.


Additionally, Phoenix has not covered the spread in any of their last four matchups against Denver.


Denver’s dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic is expected to be too much for the Suns’ defense to handle once again.


The predicted final score is a 121-111 victory for the Denver Nuggets, who are also expected to cover the spread.


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Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets 5/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM ET


Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO


Date: Monday, May 1, 2023




NBA Odds: Denver Nuggets -4.5


NBA Totals: 225.5


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