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NBA: Suns vs Nuggets 2nd Round Series Odds, and Picks

By ยท Updated 1 year ago
  • The Suns surged past the Clippers, winning the series 4-1.
  • Denver also won their series 4-1, taking down the T-Wolves.
  • These two teams last met on April 6, in a game that the Suns won 119-115.

The Suns (49-38) and the Nuggets (57-30) will meet for a top tier 2nd-round playoff series. Both teams handled business in 5 games in the first round, and will aim to maintain their momentum in this series.

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Series Schedule

GAME 1

  • When: Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 8:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • How to Watch: TNT

GAME 2

  • When: Monday, May 1, 2023, at 10 p.m ET
  • Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • How to Watch: TNT

GAME 3

  • When: Friday, May 5, 2023, at 10 p.m ET
  • Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • How to Watch: ESPN

GAME 4

  • When: Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 8 p.m ET
  • Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • How to Watch: TNT

GAME 5 (if necessary)

  • When: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at TBD
  • Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • How to Watch: TNT

GAME 6 (if necessary)

  • When: Thursday, May 11, 2023, at TBD
  • Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • How to Watch: ESPN

GAME 7 (if necessary)

  • When: Sunday, May 14, 2023, at TBD
  • Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • How to Watch: TBD

Odds

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Series Preview

Phoenix won 4 straight games against the Clippers after dropping Game 1 at home, surging to a 4-1 series victory. Kevin Durant continued to produce at an elite level, averaging 28.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, and 6.2 apg in the series against Los Angeles. Devin Booker was even more impressive, going on a scoring frenzy, averaging 37.2 ppg, 6.4 apg, and 5 rpg. The Suns will need those two to continue producing against the Nuggets.

The Nuggets had very little issue taking down the Timberwolves in the first round, winning the series in 5 games. Denver got meaningful impacts from throughout their roster, but especially from superstar Nikola Jokiฤ‡, who averaged 26.2 ppg, 12.4 rpg, and 9 apg in their series against Minnesota. The Nuggets will be relying on Jokiฤ‡ to continue his elite play on both sides of the ball against a very dangerous Suns team.


Picks

The Nuggets have been one of the best teams in the league over the past several seasons. Unfortunately, they’ve never been able to turn one of those seasons into an NBA Finals appearance. While that could change as the 1-seed this season, they face a very tough pace with the Suns, Warriors, and Lakers still alive. The combination of Durant and Booker may be too much. I think the Suns pull off the series upset.

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Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.