Suns vs Nuggets Odds, and Picks (Game 5)
- The Suns got a key 129-124 win over Denver in Game 4.
- Denver will aim to reclaim the series advantage at home.
- Phoenix is now 4-4 on the season as a whole against the Nuggets.
The Suns (51-40) and the Nuggets (59-32) meet for Game 5 in their Western Conference Series. Phoenix evened the series in Game 4, as the home team improved to 4-0 in this series. Game 5 is back in Denver.
How to Watch
- Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
- When: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 10 p.m ET
- How to Watch: TNT
Phoenix defeated the Nuggets in Game 4, improving to 2-2 for the series. After losing both games in Denver, the Suns were able to get a couple of important wins at home. They’ll still need to flip the script in their favor with at least one win in Denver. Game 5 offers that opportunity, especially with how well Devin Booker and Kevin Durant have been playing. In Game 4, they each scored 36 points with a double-double.
The Nuggets were unable to win in Phoenix in Games 3 or 4, despite stellar performances from superstar Nikola Jokić. On Sunday, Jokić exploded for 53 points, while also picking up 11 assists. In Game 3, he scored 30 points, but added 17 rebounds and 17 assists. Denver will need Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. to play at their absolute best to support Jokić and the Nuggets chances of winning this series.
So far in this series, the home team is 4-0 and the road team is 0-4. I expect that pattern to continue in Game 5, despite Phoenix’s success as of late. Both teams are loaded with phenomenal players, so the advantage of a home crowd has been the key tipping point thus far in this series. I expect another very close and competitive game, with Denver ultimately winning, 118-112, and taking a 3-2 lead in the series.