Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 5/16/2023 – Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets will take place on Tuesday at Ball Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers are 43-39 on the season after their series against the Golden State Warriors. The Denver Nuggets played the Phoenix Suns before this and are 53-29 on the scoreboard. The Lakers are definitely hoping to build on their win against the Warriors. But, the Denver Nuggets are predicted to win this matchup according to the best NBA betting sites.
|When:||Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Ball Arena Denver, CO|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Lakers. Nuggets. Tomorrow.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 16, 2023
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers played the Golden State Warriors in the previous round and are coming here after winning 122-101. The Lakers are scoring an average of 116.47 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 47.95 percent. The Los Angeles offense in this basketball season is being led by Austin Reaves who is putting up an average of 13 points in each game, while Dennis Schroder is adding 4.5 helpers per matchup. On defense, the Lakers are allowing opponents to score an average of 115.26 points in every game played.
Western Conference Finals are set — mark your calendar 🗓 pic.twitter.com/w6j1gDQGps
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 14, 2023
Players to watch: LeBron James SF 12 GP 12 GS 37.3 MIN 23.4 PTS 1.7 OR 8.3 DR 10 REB 5.3 AST 0.9 STL 1.3 BLK 2.6 TO 1.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO, Anthony Davis PF 12 GP 12 GS 36.9 MIN 21.2 PTS 2.4 OR 11.7 DR 14.1 REB 2.7 AST 1.4 STL 3.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.7 PF 1.1 AST/TO, D’Angelo Russell PG * 12 GP 12 GS 31.6 MIN 15.7 PTS 0.8 OR 2.5 DR 3.3 REB 5 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 2.3 PF 2.6 AST/TO.
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets are coming here on a two-game winning streak against the Phoenix Suns, lastly defeating them with 125-100. The Nuggets are scoring an average of 115.80 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 50.24 percent. The Denver offense in this basketball season is being headed by Nikola Jokic who is dunking 24.5 points in each game while assisting 9.8 times per matchup. Defense-wise, the Nuggets are allowing opponents to score an average of 111.77 points in every game played.
On to the Western Conference Finals ⚒ pic.twitter.com/ru7o62voMh
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 12, 2023
Players to watch: Nikola Jokic C 11 GP 11 GS 37.7 MIN 30.7 PTS 4.2 OR 8.6 DR 12.8 REB 9.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.5 TO 3.3 PF 2.8 AST/TO, Jamal Murray PG 11 GP 11 GS 38.5 MIN 25.9 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.2 REB 6.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 1.9 PF 2.7 AST/TO, Michael Porter Jr. SF 11 GP 11 GS 32.8 MIN 14.5 PTS 0.6 OR 6.9 DR 7.5 REB 1.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 0.2 TO 2.4 PF 7.5 AST.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games.
LA Lakers are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Lakers’ last 11 games on the road.
LA Lakers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver.
LA Lakers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Denver are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Nuggets are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Denver’s last 18 games against LA Lakers.
Denver are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Nuggets are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Los Angeles Lakers
Mohamed Bamba C Is doubtful Tuesday vs Denver, Ankle
Jamal Murray PG Is questionable on Tuesday vs LA Lakers, Illness
Collin Gillespie PG Is out indefinitely, Leg
|40-41-1||Against the Spread||45-37-0|
|117||Points per Game||115|
|–||Points Allowed per Game||–|
Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Lakers don’t have history on their side as they have struggled to score before at this venue. Denver will make full use of their home advantage in this matchup and will be dominating the game right from the first moment. The Denver Nuggets will be winning this game as expected by the expert NBA betting tips. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!
Moneyline: +201 is the ML set for the Lakers in this game and the ML set for the Nuggets is -241.
Spread: A spread of +6 (-110) is out for the Lakers and a spread of -6 (-110) is out for the Nuggets.
TOTALs: 222.5 o (-110) will go over for the Lakers and the same will go under for the Nuggets.
Score Prediction: 115-107 Nuggets win.