The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns are set to face off in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinals matchup in the 2023 NBA playoffs. With the series tied at 2-2, this game will be crucial in determining which team will advance to the next round.
The Nuggets will be hosting the Suns at the Ball Arena in Denver, where they have won all four of their previous matchups in the series. Despite losing to the Suns in Game 4, the Nuggets have been impressive in their last seven home games, winning six of them against the spread.
Center Nikola Jokic has been the driving force for the Nuggets in this series. With superb court vision and impressive rebounding abilities, Jokic has been leading the team in points, rebounds, and assists. In Game 4, he had a remarkable performance, scoring 53 points and dishing out 11 assists.
Meanwhile, the Suns will be without guard Chris Paul, who is out with a groin injury. However, the team has been performing well in Conference Semifinals games, with the Over hitting in four out of their last five games.
Forward Kevin Durant has been leading the Suns with his exceptional skills on the court. Despite being 6-foot-10, Durant has the ball handling abilities of a guard, making him a difficult player to defend against. He has been averaging 30 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game in the playoffs.
According to the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook, the Nuggets are the 6-point favorite in the game, with the over/under set at 227.5 total points. However, before making any bets, it is important to consider the NBA predictions and betting advice from experts.
With the series tied, Game 5 is crucial for both teams, and fans can expect an exciting matchup between two talented teams.