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Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 5/18/2023 Odds, Picks and Forecast

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 5/18/2023 – Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals will take place on Thursday between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers are placed seventh in the Western Conference and are an overall 43-39 on the season. The Denver Nuggets are adamantly dominating the conference with 53-29 on the table. The Lakers are hoping to win this game and make up for their defeat from Game 1. But, the Denver Nuggets are favored to win here as predicted by the latest NBA conference finals odds.

When:Thursday, May 18, 8:30 PM ET
Where:Ball Arena Denver, CO
TV:ESPN
Stream:NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 5/18/2023
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Lakers+5.5 (-107)226.5 o (-115)+180
Nuggets-5.5 (-113)226.5 u (-105)-210
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Nuggets in the first game of this series with a score of 132-126. The Lakers are scoring an average of 113.5 points in each game with 47.5 percent shooting. The lead scorer for the Lakers is LeBron James who is dunking 23.6 points in every game with 10.2 boards per matchup. In terms of defense, the Lakers are allowing their opponents to score 109.2 points in each game.

Players to watch: LeBron James SF 13 GP 13 GS 37.5 MIN 23.6 PTS 1.8 OR 8.4 DR 10.2 REB 5.6 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 2.6 TO 1.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO, Anthony Davis PF 13 GP 13 GS 37.3 MIN 22.6 PTS 2.3 OR 11.5 DR 13.8 REB 2.7 AST 1.5 STL 3.2 BLK 2.2 TO 2.7 PF 1.3 AST/TO, Austin Reaves SG 13 GP 13 GS 35.6 MIN 16 PTS 1.2 OR 3.3 DR 4.5 REB 4.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 2.3 PF 3.3 AST/TO.

Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets played the Phoenix Suns in the previous set and had an inconsistent performance in that series. The Nuggets are scoring an average of 117.2 points in each game with 47.7 percent shooting. The Denver offense is being led by Nikola Jokic who is scoring 31 points in each game, with 5.2 rebounds in each matchup. Defense-wise, the Nuggets are allowing opponents to score 108.3 points in each game.

Players to watch: Nikola Jokic C 12 GP 12 GS 38.2 MIN 31 PTS 4.3 OR 9.2 DR 13.5 REB 10.1 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 3.6 TO 3.3 PF 2.8 AST/TO, Jamal Murray PG 12 GP 12 GS 38.3 MIN 26.3 PTS 0.7 OR 4.5 DR 5.2 REB 6.3 AST 1.4 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.2 PF 2.8 AST/TO, Michael Porter Jr. SF 12 GP 12 GS 32.9 MIN 14.5 PTS 0.8 OR 6.9 DR 7.8 REB 1.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 0.3 TO 2.3 PF 5.7 AST/TO

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers’ last 7 games.
LA Lakers are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
LA Lakers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Denver.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of the LA Lakers’ last 12 games on the road.
LA Lakers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver.

Denver Nuggets

Denver is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Denver’s last 19 games against the LA Lakers.
Denver is 9-0 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Denver is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Nuggets is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Denver is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Mohamed Bamba C Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Denver, Ankle

Denver Nuggets

Collin Gillespie PG Is out indefinitely, Leg

Head-to-Head
Lakers
Nuggets
40-41-1Against the Spread 45-37-0
43-38-1Straight Up 37-44-1
117Points per Game 115
Points Allowed per Game
48.2Offensive FG% 50.4
77.5Offensive FT% 75.1
34.6Offensive 3PT% 37.9
46.9Defensive FG% 47.8
77.3Defensive FT% 77.5
34.4Defensive 3PT% 34.4

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers are lagging behind in this series as it is and will be struggling in this matchup as well. The Nuggets are too strong at this point and will grab an easy win. The Denver Nuggets will win here as per the best NBA conference finals predictions. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Moneyline: +180 is the ML set for the Lakers in this game and the ML set for the Nuggets is โ€“210.

Spread: A spread of +5.5 (-107) is out for the Lakers and a spread of -5.5 (-113) is out for the Nuggets.

TOTALs: 226.5 o (-115) will go over for the Lakers and the same will go under for the Nuggets.

Score Prediction: 120-113 Nuggets win.