Nuggets vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/5

Nuggets vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/5

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Nuggets vs Suns; March 5, 2024, 8:00 p.m. MST

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
8:00 PM PHX +8.5 (-115) o223.5 (-105) +290
- DEN -8.5 (-105) u223.5 (-115) -360

Game Overview

The Denver Nuggets (42-19) will take on the Phoenix Suns (35-26) on March 5, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. MST. The Suns will look to avoid a 3rd straight loss but they will be without Devin Booker and will meet the current champs in their home court.

 

Recent Performances

Phoenix Suns:

The Suns have struggled recently, losing two of their last five games, including a recent defeat against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Without Devin Booker, the Suns' offense has faced challenges, impacting their ability to compete.

Denver Nuggets:

The Nuggets have been in excellent form, winning six consecutive games. They are coming off a victory against the Los Angeles Lakers and have been dominant at home, boasting a 24-5 record.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Phoenix Suns:

The Suns will be missing Devin Booker, a crucial scorer and playmaker for their team. While other players like Kevin Durant will need to step up, Booker's absence will likely be felt, especially against a strong Nuggets team.

Denver Nuggets:

The Nuggets have a relatively healthy roster, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope listed as questionable for this game. Led by Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets have multiple scoring options and a strong defensive presence.

 

Prediction

Despite the Suns' efforts, the absence of Devin Booker will be a significant factor in this game. The Nuggets, riding a six-game winning streak and boasting a formidable home record, are poised to capitalize on the Suns' weakened offense.

Expect Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets to control the game, utilizing their depth and defensive prowess to secure a comfortable victory and cover the -8.5 points spread.

Pick: Denver Nuggets -8.5

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