The second round of the NBA playoffs is underway, and it puts against Nuggets versus Suns. After taking off the competition, the champions in charge of LA Lakers of Lebron James and Anthony Davis (4-2 the series), Phoenix Suns, will look to do the same here against Nuggets and try to go all the way to the final. On the other hand, Nuggets got the best of the series against the Portland Trail Blazers, winning 4-2 in the series and coming to this stage, and they certainly don't want to stop here. So, who will win the game? Suns vs. Nuggets, wait and watch.
From the All-Time head-to-head matches between these two sides, we have 191 previous games in the NBA, 182 were in the regular season, and nine other games were in the playoffs. Accordingly, 104 wins are for the Suns (98 in the regular season and 6 in playoffs), and 87 wins are for Denver Nuggets (84 wins in the regular season and 3 in playoffs). Although, the last three years, Suns have only managed to win only three times against Nuggets, and in the current season, they won 1 of 3 matches.
Both teams will have to do it without some players for game 1. Suns will not have Abdel Nader available, and Ty-Shon Alexander will be in question till the last minute. Meanwhile, for Nuggets are three unavailable players: Will Barton, Perrie Dozier Jr, and Jamal Murray.
Predictions, odds, and where to watch it
Suns will play game 1 in the Phoenix Suns Arena (as well as game 2). Nuggets have been performing great away games against Phoenix. They have won 5/5 games in Phoenix, making them believe in another win tonight. But the injuries might also have a considerable impact on the game. We have Booker on fire for Phoenix, and Nuggets will need Jokic to be on top as well to win the game. As for Livestream, you can watch the game at Bet365, Arena Sport, and Sky Sports Arena.
Prediction: Phoenix Suns to win the game (1.55 odds) - Bet365 Read our In-depth Free Expert Betting Tip: Phoenix vs Denver: The first game of the series will be a resultant one
- Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
- Time: 4 AM (CET)
- Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix
- Attendance: 16200 due to Covid-19 restrictions