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The first two games of the Nuggets vs Suns series have been all Suns, but we expect to see more exciting games in Denver. If you are interested in learning more about Game 3 of the series, check our Nuggets vs Suns predictions, picks and our detailed preview of the game.
Our Favorite Free Betting Picks and Tips for Nuggets vs Suns
While the Suns dominated the series so far, we’ll see if they can keep it up away from home. If you are struggling to find the right bet for this game, check our review of the odds and lines and our top Nuggets vs Suns predictions for Game 3:
- Moneyline: Nuggets to Win @ -132 – FanDuel
- Nikola Jokic Total Points: Over 30.5 @ -103 – DraftKings
- Devin Booker Total Points: Over 27.5 @ -110 – BetMGM
Lines and odds are subject to change, so check them with the bookie before placing a bet.
Nuggets to Win
We were mistaken in expecting the Nuggets to make Games One and Two closer, but we are not giving up on them yet. Now the series is going to Denver and the Nuggets are a very different team at home. Of course, the pressure is all on them since they have to win this game – no team in NBA history won a series after losing 0-3. On the other hand, this will give the Nuggets some sense of urgency and they’ve shown before that they can put up great performances with their backs against the wall.
Nikola Jokic Over 30.5 Total Points
The new NBA MVP has been the team’s best scorer in the first two games of the series, but he only put up 22 and 24 points in these games. That is enough to let you know just how poor the Nuggets have been so far and Nikola Jokic will obviously have to give even more on offense to help his team win Game 3. We all know that he is capable of this and he averages 30.4 points per game in these playoffs, so our next Nuggets vs Suns prediction is for Jokic to score more than 30 points.
Devin Booker Over 27.5 Total Points
Although Devin Booker only scored 39 points total in the first two games, he didn’t need to score more since the other players have stepped up and the Suns dominated the Nuggets in both games. However, we expect to see a much closer Game 3, which would mean more minutes for Booker and probably more points. Booker averaged 27.1 points so far in the playoffs and our final Nuggets vs Suns prediction is for Booker to score at least 28 points.
Nuggets vs Suns Game 3 preview – Can the Nuggets turn things around?
After the first two games of the series, many people would rightfully conclude that the Suns are headed for the Conference Finals. But there is still time for the Nuggets to change the course of the series, so let’s check the teams ahead of Game 3:
Despite having the official MVP of the 2020-2021 season, the Nuggets looked helpless in the first two games of the series against the Suns. Some excuse the Nuggets can find in the fact that they were missing Jamal Murray, in addition to PJ Dozier. Both of them are out for Game 3 as well, but Will Barton came back from his injury in Game 2. Michael Porter Jr. clearly struggled due to a back injury and he is once again listed as a game-time decision.
The first two games of the Western Conference semi-finals must have been very pleasing for the Suns’ fans since their team dominated both games against Denver to win them by an average of 21 points. Chris Paul, who struggled with a shoulder injury against the Lakers, seems completely healthy at the moment – as is the entire team. All in all, things are looking sunny for the Suns at the moment, but the series are now moving to Denver for the next two games.
Common questions for Nuggets vs Suns
When Is Game 3 of the Series Scheduled For?
Game 3 of the Nuggets vs Suns series is scheduled for 10 pm ET, on Thursday, June 11th.
What Was the Score In the First Two Games of the Series?
The Suns have won both games so far. The score in Game 1 was 122-105, while the score in Game 2 was 123-98.
Where Can I Watch Game Three of the Nuggets vs Suns Series?
You can watch this game on ESPN.