Suns vs Nuggets Prediction Game 1 Conference Semifinals

Suns vs Nuggets Prediction Game 1: The Denver Nuggets are predicted to win against the Phoenix Suns as per the bookmakers.

The Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets will once again come face-to-face but this time in the Conference semi-finals tonight. The Denver Nuggets qualified for the semi-finals after almost whitewashing the Minnesota Timberwolves in the playoffs. The Nuggets won the first three games but faced the defeat in 4th game. However, the Nuggets avenged their Game 4 defeat by defeating the Timberwolves in Game 5 and entered the Conference semifinals.

The Phoenix Suns also had an excellent playoff as they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers by 4-1 and entered the Conference semi-finals.

Both Suns and Nuggets will come face-to-face tonight at the Ball Arena. The Denver Nuggets will play host to the PhoenixSuns. The last time the Nuggets hosted the Suns, they registered a 13 points win.

Suns vs Nuggets Game 1 Prediction: Last 5 games analysis

The Suns have a 1-4 record in the last five away games:

  • The Phoenix Suns have averaged 100.4 points.
  • The Phoenix Suns have conceded 108 points.
  • The number of games ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
  • Games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points or more: 1

The Denver Nuggets are 5-0 in the last 5 home games. The Nugget’s wins have come against top-tier teams like the Lakers, Cavaliers, Celtics, Clippers, and the Heats.

  • The Nuggets have scored 122.4 points per game.
  • The Nuggets conceded 110.2 points per game.
  • The number of games with a difference of 3 points or less:
  • Number of games with a difference of 4-10 points: 1

The Nuggets have a huge performance momentum in their favor.

Suns vs Nuggets Prediction Game 1: Offense and Defense


In the current season, the Phoenix Suns are averaging 114.8 points per game. They made 38.2% of their 3-point attempts and shot 48.5% overall. With an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 115.3, Phoenix has the 8th-best offense overall, according to

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.8 points per game so far. They shot 50.8% from the field and 39.9% from the 3-point line. The Nuggets have the 2nd-best offense among all sides with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 116.9

The Nuggets are ahead on the attack.

Defense Comparisons

The Phoenix Suns allow 112.9 points per game. As a team, they have recovered the ball with a 43.0 average, 7.1 steals, and 5.2 blocks per game. The Suns rank 11th overall in terms of defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 112.8.

Denver Nuggets has surrendered 113.7 points per game. The Nuggets have allowed 46.1% shooting from the field and are first on defensive rebounding. The Nuggets are 23rd in terms of defensive Statistics with an adjusted defensive rating of 114.4.

The Suns are ahead on the defense

Suns vs Nuggets Odds

The Denver Nuggets will be starting as favorites in this game. The latest spread, the Moneyline and the win probability for this game are:

Spread (Oddsshark):

  • Phoenix Suns: +3 (-108)
  • Denver Nuggets: -3 (-108)

Moneyline (Betway)

  • Phoenix Suns: +120
  • Denver Nuggets: -140

Win Probability:

  • Phoenix Suns: 33%
  • Denver Nuggets: 67%
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Suns vs Nuggets Prediction Game 1: Last Game Analysis

Can the Suns get back to winning ways?

The Suns have been horrendous in the last 10 games. The Suns are 1-9 in the last ten games and are currently on a six-game losing streak. Phoenix has dropped six straight games and nine of ten without their All-Star backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker. For the fourth game in a row, the offensively challenged Suns fell short of 100 points. Duane Washington, who came off the bench, led the Suns in scoring with 25 points. Mikal Bridges scored 15 points, and Deandre Ayton contributed 14 of those points. Ayton seemed to injure his left ankle late in the game and cautiously departed the field.

Will the Nuggets make 4 in 4?

The Nuggets have been in an amazing run of form and are 8-2 in the last ten matches and are coming off an impressive win over the Lakers. Jokic led the Denver Nuggets to a 122-109 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers by scoring 14 points (on a perfect 5 of 5 shooting and 3 of 3 at the line), grabbing 11 rebounds, and dishing out 16 assists. Jamal Murray also added a season-high 34 points.

Suns vs Nuggets Head-to-Head Statistics

The Nuggets and Phoenix Suns have played 189 games together during the regular season, with the Nuggets winning 87 games and the Suns 102.

In the last 5 games between the two teams, the Phoenix Suns won 3 and the Denver Nuggets won 2 games. The last meeting between the two teams ended in a win for the Phoenix Suns.

Last Meeting: Phoenix Suns defeated the Nuggets 119-115 in the last meeting

Last Five Games Stats:

  • Of the last 5 games between the Suns and the Warriors, the Suns hosted 3 games while the Nuggets hosted 2 games.
  • The Suns won 1 home game and the Nuggets won one home game.
  • An average of 237.2 points were scored in the last 5 games between the two teams.
  • The Suns scored an average of 120.2 points while the Nuggets scored an average of 117 points.

Suns vs Nuggets Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Phoenix Suns

Deandre Ayton (Center)

Points Per Game: 17.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 9.8 | Assists Per Game: 2.0

Mikal Bridges (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 15.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.5 | Steals Per Game: 1.1

Chris Paul (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 13.1 | Assists Per Game: 8.3 | Steals Per Game: 1.5

Paul’s participation in the next game is subject to fitness

Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic (Center)

Points Per Game: 25.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.8 | Assists Per Game: 9.7

Jamal Murray (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 18.5 | Assists Per Game: 5.3| Rebounds Per Game: 3.9

Aaron Gordon (Power Forward)

Points Per Game: 16.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.1 | Steals Per Game: 0.9

Nuggets vs Suns Prediction and Odds: Winner Prediction

  • The Nuggets have the momentum advantage
  • The Nuggets have the attack advantage
  • The Suns have the defense advantage
  • Overall: The Nuggets should win tonight

The Denver Nuggets will be hosting the Phoenix Suns tonight at the Pepsi Centre. As a host, they will be starting as home favorites. The bookmakers for this game have also favored the Nuggets over the Suns.

Considering the overall form of both teams and also taking into account the head-to-head stats and the home advantage, the Phoenix Suns will have an edge in this game.