A Western Conference showdown features the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns colliding in Game 4 on Sunday evening. In Game 3, the Suns secured a much-needed 121-114 win over the Nuggets. Phoenix played fairly well at home during the regular season, logging a 28-13 record at the Footprint Center. Meanwhile, Denver went 19-22 on the road. Guard Chris Paul (groin) remains out for the Suns.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. Caesars Sportsbook lists Phoenix as the 1-point favorite in the latest Nuggets vs. Suns odds. The over/under for total points is set at 227. Before making any Suns vs. Nuggets picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model entered the conference semifinals of the 2023 NBA playoffs a stunning 71-38 on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nuggets vs. Suns and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Suns vs. Nuggets:

  • Suns vs. Nuggets: Suns -1
  • Suns vs. Nuggets over/under: 227 points
  • Suns vs. Nuggets money line: Phoenix -120, Denver +100
  • PHO: The Suns are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games
  • DEN: The Nuggets are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a straight-up loss
  • Suns vs. Nuggets picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Nuggets can cover

Guard Jamal Murray is a dynamic and confident playmaker. Murray has a superb shooting touch on the perimeter while still putting the ball on the deck to attack the lane. The Kentucky product is second on the squad in scoring (26.5) and assists (6.8), while shooting 37% from downtown in the postseason. In his last contest, Murray dropped 32 points and five assists. 

Forward Aaron Gordon has been an explosive, all-around player in the frontcourt. Gordon soars above the rim for dunks and rebounds with ease. The Arizona product also moves well without the ball and is a good cutter. The 27-year-old is logging 14.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the playoffs. In Game 1, Gordon finished with 23 points and six rebounds. See which team to pick here.

Why the Suns can cover

Center Deandre Ayton has the skills to be effective on the floor. Ayton's long arms allow him to pull down rebounds and use his soft touch around the rim. The Arizona product leads the team in rebounds (10) with 14 points per game in the postseason. He's recorded four double-doubles in the playoffs. On May 1, Ayton finished with 14 points and eight boards.

Guard Devin Booker is leading the way offensively. Booker continues to excel at getting buckets at all three levels and is getting his teammates involved. The three-time All-Star is averaging 36.9 points and 6.9 assists per game in the playoffs. He's supplied at least 45 points in three of his last six games. On Friday, Booker exploded for 47 points and nine dimes. See which team to pick here.

How to make Nuggets vs. Suns picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 228 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine.

So who Nuggets vs. Suns? And which side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is 71-38 on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.