Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets 4/6/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets 4/6/23
Thu 6th April 2023

The Phoenix Suns (44-35, 27-12 Home) will try to slow down the NBA’s top shooting team when they play host to the Denver Nuggets (52-27, 19-20 Away) on Thursday. Denver was blown out by the Houston Rockets 124-103 at Toyota Center on Tuesday. With 23 points, Michael Porter Jr. was the leading scorer in the loss.

Aaron Gordon added 13 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks. The Nuggets are first in the Western Conference, three games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies. Phoenix won their sixth in a row in dominating fashion on Tuesday at Footprint Center, beating the San Antonio Spurs 115-94.

Devin Booker had 27 points and seven rebounds, carrying the team. The Suns are the fourth seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

Phoenix will be looking to level the season series after coming out on top in only one of the three previous games, including a 100-93 victory at Footprint Center on Friday. Kevin Durant led the Suns with 30 points.

Gordon had 26 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the loss.The Nuggets have been led this season by Nikola Jokic, who is averaging 24.4 points per game. Jokic also is contributing 11.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists per game, placing him fourth and fourth in the league, respectively.

Deandre Ayton (17.7 ppg) and Mikal Bridges (17.2) have supplied much of the Suns’ offense. Ayton also has averaged 9.9 rebounds per game. Chris Paul has distributed 9.0 assists per game. The Nuggets are the most accurate team from the field in the NBA at 50.5%.

The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Footprint Center (5-5). Phoenix has won five straight at home this season. Denver is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +1.6 (109.6-108.0).

For the season, the Nuggets are averaging 115.9 points per game, compared to 112.5 for opponents. Phoenix has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 116.6 points per game on average while holding opponents to 110.7 (+5.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Nikola Jokic: 27.3 | 45.8 | -18.4
Points per game:
Bruce Brown: 14.6 | 11.2 | +3.4
Nikola Jokic: 13.0 | 24.4 | -11.4
Rebounds per game:
Thomas Bryant: 3.0 | 5.7 | -2.7
Assists per game:
Nikola Jokic: 5.3 | 9.7 | -4.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Damion Lee: 4.0 | 12.6 | -8.6
Points per game:
Cameron Payne: 7.0 | 10.4 | -3.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Denver Nuggets -12.5 (-115)

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