Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets Vs Phoenix Suns

Best Bets: NBA Sunday Slate, June 13th

It may be the Lord’s day but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great day to gamble. That is exactly what I plan on doing on this glorious Sunday with tons of NBA basketball on. After blowout games on Friday night and Saturday, I am hoping for something a little bit closer but these playoffs have been tough to read. Let’s give you the best bets from the Sunday slate. 

Nets vs Bucks – Game 4
This series looked like Brooklyn had already wrapped it and moved onto the conference finals but instead Milwaukee finally showed a little bit of life and grabbed a win on their home-court. Tonight could be seen as a “must-win” for the Bucks as a loss would put them down 3-1 and back on the road in Brooklyn for a potentially decisive Game 5. 

There are two bets that I am playing in this game and the first is UNDER 228. The UNDER has splashed in all three games so far and with James Harden sitting out yet again, I don’t see why I would change it up now. The pace in this series is way down and the bench for Milwaukee has been atrocious. The first game in this series opened at 239 and has already dropped 11 points by Game 4. 

The other number that I like is Nets -2. They had poor shooting from KD and Kyrie, the Bucks got 35 from Khris Middleton, they didn’t have to guard Harden, and Joe Harris was sloppy. Despite all of that, the Bucks still needed a last-second shot to give them their first win in the series. While the points at home for the Bucks are tempting, I think Brooklyn will respond to this game exactly how they responded after the lone loss to Boston in the opening round.


Phoenix vs Denver – Game 4
The Suns have come into this series and dominated every little step of the way. I can’t believe how fluid this team has looked while the Nuggets have played incredibly sloppy with a poor offense. The Suns can easily lock this series up and get some rest heading into a Finals showdown against either the Jazz or the Clippers. And if you saw the fan fight between a Phoenix and Denver guy, my trust is lying in “Suns in 4.” 

Right now, my favorite bet tonight has to be Suns -3. The Nuggets have done absolutely nothing to convince me of a bet. They have won each and every game this series by at least 14 points. Slowing down Jokic hasn’t been easy down low as he had a triple-double in Game 3 that included more than 30 points and 20 rebounds but he isn’t connecting with the three ball and it seems like the Suns are allowing to give him the easy baskets down low as long as they can keep him out of long-range distance. Monty Williams has been masterful at drawing up the game plan that isolates Jokic as the primary shooter. 

The real issue is that the Nuggets are just getting absolutely no help from the supporting cast and if Jamal Murray is playing we have a different story, but he’s not. Instead, Denver has been waiting for Michael Porter Jr. to break out yet again in this series, but instead he has scored 15 points or fewer in each game. 

I am leaning on Suns -3 and the UNDER in this game as Phoenix has hit the OVER just once in their last 7 games and it’s yet to hit once in this series so far. Even after a hot start last time out, the UNDER hit with ease.

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