Nuggets vs Suns Betting Picks spotlights the Friday night late game as the Denver Nuggets attempt to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Phoenix could be in real trouble even at home and getting three days’ rest. Denver won both games at home and played different ways to hold serve. Their talent, combined with the Chris Paul injury, was too much. MyBookie online sportsbook lobs some intriguing wagers our way for Cinco De Mayo.
Nuggets vs Suns Betting Picks are the second game on the Friday night doubleheader. Again, we head to the land of the Rising Sun to see if Phoenix can find a way to get back into this series. With the extra rest, it is expected that some players will be able to heal. However, when Chris Paul injured his groin in Game 2, that felt like a game changer that maybe Phoenix could not recover from.
That game saw Denver play textbook defense and shut down the Suns. When Phoenix scores less than 90 points, that is extremely unusual. Even with Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, the Suns looked rudderless. Something was missing. Sources seem to believe that Paul is likely out for Game 3. Talk suggests his total injury time may be 7-10 days. Will Paul even be 100% when he returns?
So, some suggest this will free up Durant and Booker to do what they do best. Oddly enough, this Phoenix team limped into the postseason with consecutive losses, and the poor play has disastrously returned against Denver. The question becomes can Monty Williams get his expanded rotation to produce? Will Denver’s duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray be too much?
Yes, there remains a chance that Phoenix could cover on Friday, but with this news, Denver is an easy choice to keep this close and arguably win once more on Friday night. A more hearty wager with the spread at (-110) is warranted. Some suspect this line could drop a good deal so watch out. Denver is one of those teams that can withstand runs on the road. We like them to keep things tight in the Nuggets vs Suns Betting Picks.
These Nuggets vs Suns Betting Picks look at the chance of a Denver win on “Cinco De Mayo.” This comes down to the idea that Denver is better in the fourth quarter of these games. Some argue the Paul injury was taking its toll, but Denver taught a masterclass on defense, holding Phoenix to a mere 14 points. Denver held Phoenix to 6-of-31 shooting from three-point range. Durant, himself, was 2-for-12. It was more than bad shooting.
At Vegas Betting, we explore the potential reality of a Denver victory in Game 3. The Nuggets looked like they could turn the heat on at any time. Phoenix looked powerless to stop what was coming. Denver might move Michael Porter Jr. around as Phoenix’s half-court sets took advantage of him. Also, Denver’s shortened rotation played concisely and kept Phoenix from exploding off the ball.
Naturally, the integral part of the Denver defense is the ability to play a little more physically than Phoenix. Kevin Durant is not getting any younger. Furthermore, we saw what it did to Chris Paul. Between Jokic, Murray, and Gordon, do the Suns have enough of an answer and the ability to make enough contested three-point shots on Friday night? That answer seems to be no.
NBA online Vegas betting sites like this moneyline for Denver. With Jokic being the point-pivot from the paint, the Suns cannot cover all the outside efforts slashing inside. Denver went to the line 21 times to Phoenix’s five in Game 2. While that disparity may not continue, the Nuggets can penetrate better now. Phoenix simply stands around too often, hoping for shots to fall. That points to a Denver moneyline win.
The Nuggets vs Suns Betting Picks looks at propping up some more wagers. So, yes, there are some possible against-the-grain bets. Again, there is the Under 17.5-point lead if one thinks neither team will blow out the other. That rides in at +105. It’s a fun bet, especially with two teams expected to keep things relatively close.
NBA Vegas prop bets risk a lot at times, but one will not be alternating the spread in this one. Unfortunately, it feels too risky to play with fire here. Instead, Nikola Jokic’s over 13.5 rebounds at -120 are more than reasonable, given him averaging 16 boards a game. That expects to continue on Friday night. Even Jamal Murray’s over on assists is not bad at 6.5 is -139. Some figured maybe even -150 there.
The most points from Friday’s games list Devin Booker at +229. For a few dollars, he likely is the best option to score at the highest rate if Phoenix breaks out offensively. Again, there are many differing options to wager outside the normal moneyline, spread, and Over/Under.
Finally, Jamal Murray, over 35 for PRA, is in play at -112. He should be able to shoot a bit better and get a few more assists and rebounds.
At VegasBetting, as the NBA playoffs go along, we have more and more creative wagers. Good luck!
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