Nuggets-Suns player props: Jae Crowder heating up from 3
Here's where we're leaning tonight.
Jae Crowder over 2.5 made threes
Phoenix is getting a bunch of balanced scoring, and Crowder's played a big part. The veteran forward's drilled 15 of his last 35 triples over the team's current four-game win streak, following a 2-of-20 slump across the first three postseason contests.
Crowder's attempted 27 triples over his last three dates with the Nuggets, averaging north of three makes.
Devin Booker under 28.5 points
Booker was efficient in the opener, albeit a quiet volume night. After exploding for 47 points in the series-clinching win against the Lakers, the star guard went 8-of-12 from the field for just 21 points.
The two-time All-Star's now gone under his point total in five of the last six against the Nuggets, averaging just 19.6 points per contest. In two of those, he was limited to 12 points or fewer.
Denver's been stout in the backcourt, surrendering the fourth-fewest points per game on the sixth-lowest field-goal percentage to shooting guards over the last 30 contests.
Monte Morris over 4.5 assists
Morris has been outstanding off the bench for the Nuggets, save for a dismal performance in Game 1 that included a 1-of-10 clip from the floor. However, he's still serving as a formidable facilitator, evident by dishing out six assists in roughly 23 minutes in Monday's loss.
The backup point guard has at least four assists in eight straight contests and could easily crush tonight's total if he sees any sort of uptick in minutes.
Nikola Jokic under 1.5 made threes
Jokic has been clutch from deep in the playoffs. After finishing the regular season on an 0-of-14 skid from the perimeter, he's canned 17 of his 40 attempts (42.5%) in seven postseason contests.
Is this the optimal time to fade the MVP?
He's been shy from beyond the arc against the Suns, putting up just 16 attempts across the previous five meetings. Phoenix has allowed centers to shoot north of 63% from the floor over the last 30, but the unit's given up fewer than one 3-pointer per game across that stretch.
Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. Find him on Twitter at @AJKolodziej.
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