The Denver Nuggets (53-29) are aiming to overcome the odds as slight 3.5-point underdogs heading into a decisive Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, and will face off against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on Monday, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN. The Nuggets have a 3-0 lead in the series. The over/under is set as 226.5 points for this contest.
How to bet Lakers vs. Nuggets
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -162 odds to pick up the win, while the Nuggets are listed at +137 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.
Lakers vs. Nuggets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, May 22, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- 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 been chosen as the favorite in 31 games this year and has walked away with the win 20 times (64.5%) in those games. Lakers games this year have hit the over on 43 of 82 set point totals.
The Nuggets have played 82 games, with 44 wins against the spread. Denver has been the moneyline underdog 21 total times this season. Denver has gone 10-11 in those games. The Nuggets have gone over the point total 45.1% of the time this season (37 of 82 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Lakers vs. Nuggets Injury Report
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
With 117.2 points per game on offense, Los Angeles is sixth in the NBA. On defense, it surrenders 116.6 points per contest, which ranks 20th in the league. Offensively the Lakers have been worse at home this year, putting up 117 points per game, compared to 117.3 per game on the road. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lakers have had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 113.8 points per contest over that span compared to the 117.2 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
So far this year, Los Angeles is draining 10.8 threes per game (24th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34.6% (24th-ranked) from downtown. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Lakers have taken 65% two-pointers (accounting for 74.8% of the team’s buckets) and 35% three-pointers (25.2%).
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
Denver scores 115.8 points per game and give up 112.5, making them 12th in the league on offense and eighth defensively. At home, the Nuggets average 119.4 points per game. Away, they average 112.2. The Nuggets are averaging 117.4 points per game over their last 10 games, which is 1.6 more than their average for the season (115.8).
Denver is 18th in the league in 3-pointers made (11.8 per game) and fourth-best in 3-point percentage (37.9%). The Nuggets take 36.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 27.1% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 63.9% of their shots, with 72.9% of their makes coming from there.
Lakers vs. Nuggets Predictions and Pick
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