The Denver Nuggets lead 2-0 going into Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The Lakers are 5.5-point favorites for the game, which will be broadcast on ABC at 8:30 PM ET. The matchup’s over/under is set at 223.
How to bet Lakers vs. Nuggets
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -232 odds to pick up the win, while the Nuggets are listed at +188 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 223 points.
Lakers vs. Nuggets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, May 20, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ABC
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Lakers vs. Nuggets Betting Trends
The Lakers are 40-39-3 against the spread this year. Los Angeles has won 20, or 64.5%, of the 31 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Lakers games this year have hit the over 52.4% of the time (43 out of 82 games with a set point total).
The Nuggets are 44-36-2 against the spread this season. Denver has been the moneyline underdog 21 total times this season. Denver has gone 10-11 in those games. Nuggets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 45.1% of the time (37 out of 82 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Lakers: Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), Mohamed Bamba: Out (Ankle), LeBron James: Probable (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
So far this season, Los Angeles is posting 117.2 points per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) and allowing 116.6 points per contest (20th-ranked). The Lakers are averaging 117 points per game in home games. In road games, they are faring better offensively, averaging 117.3 points per contest. The Lakers’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, putting up 112.9 points a contest compared to the 117.2 they’ve averaged this season.
So far this season, Los Angeles is sinking 10.8 treys per game (24th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34.6% (24th-ranked) from downtown. The Lakers have taken 65% two-pointers and 35% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s buckets, 74.8% are two-pointers and 25.2% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
Denver puts up 115.8 points per game and allow 112.5, ranking them 12th in the league offensively and eighth defensively. At home, the Nuggets score 119.4 points per game. On the road, they average 112.2. The Nuggets have fared better offensively over their previous 10 games, posting 116.3 points per contest, 0.5 more than their season average of 115.8.
Denver is 18th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.8 per game) and fourth-best in 3-point percentage (37.9%). In 2022-23, the Nuggets have attempted 36.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.9% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 27.1% of the Nuggets’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 72.9% have been 2-pointers.
Lakers vs. Nuggets Predictions and Pick
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