The Denver Nuggets will visit the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night in the fourth and final meeting between the two NBA teams this season. The Nuggets have won two of the previous three games.
The 52-27 Nuggets have locked up the top spot in the Western Conference and are ranked 12th in points per game and fifth in offensive rating. Denver is eighth in opponent points per game and 14th in defensive rating. The 44-35 Suns have clinched the fourth seed in the Western Conference and are currently ranked 17th in points per game and 15th in offensive rating. Phoenix’s defense has been elite, as it ranks fourth in opponent points per game and seventh in defensive rating. The Nuggets are 18-20 on the road, while the Suns are 27-12 at home.
Fixture: Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns
Date and Time: Thursday, April 6, 10:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns: Injury Report
Denver Nuggets superstar center Nikola Jokic and starting point guard Jamal Murray are listed as out with right calf tightness and a right thumb sprain, respectively. Their starting shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, starting small forward Michael Porter Jr., and starting power forward Aaron Gordon are all listed as questionable with a non-COVID illness, left heel injury management and right shoulder inflammation, respectively.
The Phoenix Suns will be at full strength as they have a clean injury report.
|Nikola Jokic||Denver Nuggets||Out||Calf|
|Jamal Murray||Denver Nuggets||Out||Thumb|
|Kentavious Caldwell-Pope||Denver Nuggets||Questionable||Illness|
|Michael Porter Jr.||Denver Nuggets||Questionable||Heel|
|Aaron Gordon||Denver Nuggets||Questionable||Shoulder|
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns: Betting Odds and Spread
Nuggets – PG Reggie Jackson, SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SF Michael Porter Jr., PF Aaron Gordon, C Jeff Green
Suns – PG Chris Paul, SG Devin Booker, SF Josh Okogie, PF Kevin Durant, C Deandre Ayton
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns: Betting Prediction
The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns both have clinched their postseason seed. While the Nuggets are sitting out their top two players and could sit out their entire starting lineup, the Suns will be at full strength as they build chemistry before the postseason. Phoenix has won each of the seven games Kevin Durant has suited up for them. Look for the Suns to extend that streak as they win by at least 12 points.