Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/20/2023 – The Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers will meet at Crypto.com Arena this Saturday night for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The Denver Nuggets have won both games so far and are 53-29 on the season as of now. The Los Angeles Lakers are lagging with 43-39 on the table and are ranked seventh in the conference. The Nuggets are eager to build on their two-game winning streak. However, the Los Angeles Lakers will make up for their loss and win here according to the latest NBA Western Conference betting odds.
|When:||Saturday, May 20, 8:30 PM ET|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
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— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 20, 2023
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets are looking quite good at this point after winning both games. In Game 2, the Nuggets managed to win with a final score of 108-103. In that game, Denver’s Jamal Murray scored a total of 37 points, while Nikola Jokic dunked 23 points with 17 boards. The lead scorer for the Nuggets this season is none other than Jokic with a 31.0 point average per game with 10.1 helpers per matchup. As a team, the Nuggets are dunking an average of 117.2 points in each game.
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Players to watch: Nikola Jokic C 13 GP 13 GS 38.5 MIN 30.4 PTS 4.3 OR 9.5 DR 13.8 REB 10.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.8 BLK 3.7 TO 3.3 PF 2.8 AST/TO, Jamal Murray PG 13 GP 13 GS 38.6 MIN 27.2 PTS 0.8 OR 4.8 DR 5.5 REB 6.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.1 PF 2.7 AST/TO, Michael Porter Jr. SF 13 GP 13 GS 32.8 MIN 14.6 PTS 0.8 OR 6.9 DR 7.7 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 0.5 TO 2.4 PF 3.3 AST/TO.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers did not put their best in the first two games and it clearly shows. In Thursday’s game, LeBron James put up 22 points for the team, while Los Angeles shot 43.9 percent overall. In this basketball season, the Lakers are led in offense by LeBron with a 23.6-point average per game with 5.6 helpers in each matchup. As a unit, the Los Angeles Lakers are scoring an average of 113.5 points in each game, with 47.5 percent shooting overall. 33.8 percent of their shots are from the three-point zone.
Players to watch: LeBron James SF 14 GP 14 GS 37.7 MIN 23.5 PTS 1.6 OR 8.4 DR 10.1 REB 5.9 AST 1.1 STL 1.3 BLK 2.6 TO 1.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO, Anthony Davis PF 14 GP 14 GS 37.6 MIN 22.3 PTS 2.2 OR 11.6 DR 13.8 REB 2.8 AST 1.5 STL 3.2 BLK 2.3 TO 2.8 PF 1.2 AST/TO, Austin Reaves SG 14 GP 14 GS 35.6 MIN 16.4 PTS 1.2 OR 3.2 DR 4.4 REB 4.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 2.4 PF 3.3 AST/TO
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Numbers
Denver are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Nuggets is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Denver is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.
Denver is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against LA Lakers.
Nuggets is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Denver is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
LA Lakers are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers’ last 6 games against Denver.
LA Lakers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
LA Lakers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Denver.
Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Collin Gillespie PG Is out indefinitely, Leg
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Denver, Ankle
Mohamed Bamba C Is doubtful Saturday vs Denver, Ankle
|45-37-0||Against the Spread||40-41-1|
|115||Points per Game||117|
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Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
The Denver Nuggets have taken back-to-back wins against the Lakers and are coming in quite confident. But, the Lakers are tired of losing and are eager to make their mark in this series. The Los Angeles Lakers will be winning here as per the best NBA playoffs betting odds. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!
Moneyline: +205 is the ML set for the Nuggets in this game and the ML set for the Lakers is -245.
Spread: A spread of +5.5 (-104) is out for the Nuggets and a spread of -5.5 (-116) is out for the Lakers.
TOTALs: 222 o (-109) will go over for the Nuggets and the same will go under for the Lakers.
Score Prediction: 118-109 Lakers win.