Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns Game 6 Prediction, NBA Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated May 11, 2023

NBA: Playoffs-Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets

Can Denver become the first road team to claim a win in this second-round series? If they do, they’ll eliminate Phoenix and advance to the Western Conference Finals.

May 11, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
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Pointspread +2 -110
Moneyline +108
Over / Under o +226


Betting Action


Pointspread -2 -110
Moneyline -131
Over / Under u +226


Betting Action


Game 5 was a convincing 118-102 victory for the Nuggets, making five out of five for home teams in this series and providing a 3-2 series lead. The Suns will hope that trend continues, otherwise, their season comes to an end on Thursday night.

The NBA odds have the Suns as -3.0 favourites to extend the series to a seventh and deciding game. The total is 226.0.

Nuggets vs. Suns NBA Playoffs Betting Odds

Spreads have been as straightforward as they come in this series. When the Nuggets have won the game, they also covered, just as the Suns have covered whenever they’ve walked off the court as winners.

So far, the two games in Arizona have seen the over connect, whereas the under earned the spoils in two of the three games in Colorado.

Concerning news out of the Suns’ camp is that Deandre Ayton is listed as Day-to-Day, although one can make the case he hasn’t made a huge impact in this series. Chris Paul remains Out.

Denver remains as healthy as they’ve been in these playoffs, which is very.

Denver Nuggets

The question now is whether the Nuggets can win one game in Phoenix. A similar query will be asked of the Suns should they travel back to Denver for a Game 7. For now, Mike Malone’s ensemble heads to the desert after a terrific performance in Game 5 and a chance to wrap the series up.

One wonders what Suns owner Mat Ishbia thought of Tuesday night’s events. Prior to tip-off, Nuggets star Nikola Jokic made amends for his rash behaviour on the sideline during the previous contest, then proceeded to earn a triple-double. 29 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists made for an inspiring performance that helped pave the way to a 118-102 victory. What was equally impressive was how Denver didn’t sag when the going got tough. They led by 11 after the opening quarter, then allowed the Suns to fight back in the second, but put their stamp on the game after halftime.

Shooting 48.1 per cent from beyond the arc helped greatly, which again goes to show how big three-point shots are. They lost Game 4 despite dominating the paint and won Game 5 even though that battle went their way by a slim 50-44 margin. Michael Porter Jr. continues to perform at a high level from distance, going 5-for-8. Bruce Brown, although a -2, gave 25 points off the bench. That is a big difference in these games. The benches are playing great basketball at home, but not away.

Phoenix Suns

The Suns let another opportunity slip through their fingers. It’s one thing to defend home court, which they’ve already done twice in this series. It’s another to take advantage of one’s chance on the road when they present themselves.

Just like in Game 2, Game 5 offered an opening for Phoenix. The hosts took the initiative in the opening 12 minutes, but Monty Williams’ side fought back hard in the next period. In fact, the Suns won that quarter 25-17 and made Denver look rather pedestrian, not to mention make it a three-point game at the break. But then the momentum completely vanished in the third, as Denver smashed Phoenix 39-25. Devin Booker was good, scoring 29 points, but it says something about this team that the instant Booker doesn’t play an insane game, the team loses.

Kevin Durant simply can’t find a rhythm – 26 points (not bad) but 10-for-24 shooting. Either he’s not on his game or Denver has found a way to make him uncomfortable. Ayton was a -21. While the team will surely and understandably sing his praises and wish he were available, he has not performed well in this series.

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