The Western Conference playoff teams are set but who plays who is very much in debate. The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns could finish anywhere from second to fifth in the basketball betting standings. It is also possible they could finish fourth and fifth and meet in the first round so this could be a playoff preview. Both teams control their own destiny but it could be Utah that is in the best spot. This is the final game of the regular season for the Nuggets while Phoenix has a tough game at Utah on Wednesday.
Suns are listed as 6.5 -point favorite with a total of 216.5 at SBG Global.
The Suns have won 10 straight home games against Denver going back to 2004. Phoenix has won two-straight meetings and three of the last four overall against the Nuggets. This has been a home team series in recent years. Until Phoenix won at Denver in early February, the home team had won ten straight in this NBA betting series.
This is a tough spot for Denver since they could be a little weary having played last night at home against Memphis. The Suns played on Sunday and defeated Houston 116-106. Before Monday’s action, the Suns, Nuggets and Jazz were all tied for the third best record in the conference. Dallas is in control of second place but if they lose to either the Clippers or Spurs they would open the door for one of the other three teams.
Phoenix got 35 points from Amar’e Stoudemire on Monday. Stoudemire also had a game-high 13 rebounds. “In the fourth quarter, I knew I had to bring the intensity and dominate,” Stoudemire said. “That was the plan going into the fourth quarter. It got the crowd riled up. It got our team ramped up and ready to go. That was the turning point.” It was the seventh straight home NBA betting win for the Suns.
The Nuggets are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on no rest. The Nuggets are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Nuggets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix.
The Suns are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Suns are 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall.
The Under is 4-0 in the Nuggets last 4 overall. The Under is 3-1-1 in the Suns last 5 overall. The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.