Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 6/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+1.5)
Ball Arena is the venue where and the Denver Nuggets (47-25) will play the Phoenix Suns (51-21) on Sunday in Game 4 of their series. The Suns lead 3-0. Phoenix opens this contest as 1.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 221.5.
The Suns walked away with a win by a score of 116-102 in Game 3. Phoenix ended the game having earned a 53.1% FG percentage (43 of 81) and converted 12 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Suns buried 18 of their 20 shots for a rate of 90.0%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned 38 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 26 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In the matter of defense, Phoenix allowed 41.1% from the field on 39 of 95 shooting. Denver distributed 21 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Denver pulled down 46 rebounds (18 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Denver ended up shooting 62.5% at the free throw line by making 10 of 16 shots. They made 14 out of their 41 attempts from downtown.
Devin Booker is one guy who was a major contributor in this game. He recorded 28 points on 11 of 23 shooting. He played for 40:27 mins and also snagged 6 boards. Booker shot 47.8% from the field and earned 4 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this game for the Suns was Chris Paul. He grabbed 6 rebounds in his 37:00 min played. He walked away from this one shooting 56.3% from the floor for the game by hitting 9-of-16 (27 points). When the final whistle was blown, Paul accounted for 8 assists.
Phoenix will play this game with a win-loss record of 51-21 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.1 personal fouls per game. As a team, Phoenix is collecting 42.9 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,939 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 3rd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are hitting 37.8% from downtown (940 of 2,490) and 83.4% from the charity stripe. They average 115.3 points per outing (7th in the NBA) on 49.0% from the field. On defense, the Suns have forced 13.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 fouls. They currently rank 4th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,652 surrendered for the year. The Suns defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.7% (981 of 1,294) and they surrender 42.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 35.4% from beyond the arc while they are 7th in the league in PPG from their opponents (109.5).
In their Game 3 loss, the Nuggets were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for this game. They also coughed it up 14 times, while earning 4 steals for this game. The Suns were called for 13 fouls in the matchup which took the Nuggets to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 62.5%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Denver buried 14 of their 41 attempts (34.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Nuggets finished the game shooting 39 out of 95 from the floor which had them sitting at 41.1%. The Nuggets allowed the Suns to bury 43 out of 81 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.1% for the contest. They finished 46.2% from behind the 3-point line by going 12 of 26 and finished the contest at 18 out of 20 from the free throw line (90.0%). Concerning rebounding, Denver permitted Phoenix to snag 38 in all (4 offensive).
Nikola Jokic ended up being a factor for the Nuggets in this matchup. He buried 13 of 29 for this game giving him a rate of 44.8%, and had 20 rebounds. Jokic tallied 32 points in his 39:47 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 10 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that played a role for Denver was Michael Porter Jr.. He finished this one with 1 assist in his 29:50 mins on the court, and he converted 5 of 13 from the floor. Porter wrapped this one up going 38.5% from the floor while earning 15 points and 5 total rebounds.
Denver has a win-loss mark of 47-25 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Nuggets are shooting 48.5% from the field, which ranks 4th in the NBA. Denver has tallied 8,284 pts this season (115.1 per game) and they snag 44.4 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 26.8 times per game (5th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. The Nuggets are responsible for committing 19.1 fouls per game and they connect on 80.3% from the free throw line. The Nuggets on defense are ranked 8th in basketball in points given up per game with 110.1. They have forced 14.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (18th in the league). The Denver defense surrenders 36.3% on 3-point shots (934 of 2,570) and opponents are making 77.3% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 25.9 assists and 41.2 boards per game, which is 24th and 2nd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix (+1.5)
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