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Suns vs. Nuggets pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 3

We go over some of the best betting options for the NBA second round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets on Friday.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Denver Nuggets v Phoenix Suns
Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets dribbles the ball during Round 2, Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 9, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
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The Denver Nuggets will be looking to get back into the series after dropping both games to the Phoenix Suns. Chris Paul continues to defy his age as a leader of the Suns and young guns Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton keep producing. League MVP Nikola Jokic will need to step up if Denver wants to take Game 3 at home.

Suns vs. Nuggets, 10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Pick ATS: Nuggets -1.5

Despite getting beat by significant margins in the first two games, the Nuggets are favored to win Game 3 at home. Denver is 2-1 in home games this postseason and should be the pick here. Expect Jokic to have a massive performance.

Player Prop: Nikola Jokic over 47.5 points, rebounds and assists

The Nuggets will operate through their MVP center and Jokic knows he needs to deliver in this game. In three playoff home games, Jokic scored 34, 38 and 38 points. Another performance like that already puts him within striking distance of this line and you know he’s going to pull down rebounds. Denver needs Jokic to get back in the series and this is the game for him to shine.

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