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Nikola Jokic NBA Player Props | Model’s Pick For Suns vs. Nuggets Game 1

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AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images. Pictured: Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic player props for Suns vs. Nuggets Game 1 can’t be overlooked.

Action Network’s model projections for the NBA postseason are live. After crunching the odds, projections spit out a big pick on Jokic’s assist total of 8.5.

Our projections crunched the odds for every Suns vs. Nuggets player in Game 1, subsequently assigning both a grade and edge percentage based on how big the actual pick is.

Saturday’s Nikola Jokic player prop is an A+ pick from our model – and the second-largest edge of any Suns vs. Nuggets player props.

NBA player prop projections as of Saturday morning, and odds via FanDuel

Nikola Jokic Player Props, Pick

Utilizing NBA player prop projections, the most ideal way to bet on Jokic vs. Phoenix tonight is by playing his assist total under.

Jokic’s consensus assist total in Game 1 as aforementioned is 8.5. However, pro projections made the fair over/under more like 7.6, creating an A+ selection and a monster 20.4% edge on Jokic to go under the number.

In fact, after shopping Jokic’s assist total, bettors can find a 9.5 (-128) at FanDuel for the best odds.

Pick: Jokic Under 9.5 Assists

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The Suns have been great at limiting dimes this season, ranking third in basketball in assists allowed per game (23.3).

As stated above, Jokic’s assist total under is the second-largest edge for Suns vs. Nuggets Game 1.

The biggest, meanwhile, is Jamal Murray over 22.5 points. Projections made Murray’s point total closer to 26.6, for another A+ edge.

To see how experts and our 60%-winning NBA playoff system are betting the Suns vs. Nuggets Game 1 spread, check out the big prediction here.

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