Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets Game 4 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Jun 13, 2021

League MVP Nikola Jokic has done all he can in this series, but the Denver Nuggets are one loss away from being swept by the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix
51-21
AT
June 13, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center
Denver
47-25
Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -160
Over / Under o +223

82%

Betting Action

18%

Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +135
Over / Under u +223

82%

Betting Action

18%

Another game, another win for the Phoenix Suns in this series. Game 3 was pretty similar to the first two matchups in this series as Phoenix completely broke this game open in the second half, winning 116-102. Denver isn’t cooked yet, but they are looking up at a 3-0 gap heading into Game 4. Will Denver be able to hold on for another game or will the Suns take the brooms out?

Suns vs. Nuggets NBA Playoff Odds

Phoenix is 5-0 against the spread in their past five games when coming into the matchup with an ATS win in the previous contest. The Suns have proven themselves against Denver both offensively and defensively, crushing them on both ends. There’s a good chance to get a cover if Denver has no answer again.

On the other hand, the Nuggets are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games when suffering a straight up loss in their previous game. After being walloped multiple times already in this series, there is a serious possibility they aren’t competitive here.

Phoenix is a 3-point favourite to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 222.

Phoenix Suns

The main difference between these teams, is the Suns don’t live and die by one player. They are one of the deepest rosters left in the postseason right now. Chris Paul and Devin Booker run the show offensively and take the primary ball carrier duties, but the role players have consistently knocked down big shots when their team needs them.

Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder combined for 25 points and were each fantastic on the defensive end in Game 3. Deandre Ayton was also terrific on Friday, putting up 10 points, 15 rebounds and two assists. Many people had the Suns beating the Nuggets in this series, but nobody could have predicted them to dominate the way they have so far. Denver’s offence is strictly Nikola Jokic and nothing else; that’s making Phoenix’s life all that much easier.

Denver Nuggets

Jokic was absolutely fantastic in Game 3 and yet it still wasn’t enough for their team to even lose by single digits. Jokic played 40 minutes and dropped 32 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists for his team – the very day he was awarded the NBA’s MVP trophy. The rest of Denver’s starters combined for just 30 points though, which was two less than their superstar big man.

The bench had few contributors as well, with Monte Morris dropping 21 points and Will Barton adding 14 of his own. Even if the Nuggets somehow find a way to stay alive, their hopes of climbing back and winning this series are quickly evaporating. This is a star-oriented league and they’re missing one of their biggest weapons in Jamal Murray. If Jokic can have a similar performance in Game 4, they have a possibility of picking up a win, but as we’ve seen, that alone won’t be enough.

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