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Lakers vs. Nuggets Betting Preview - Western Conference Finals Game 3

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Lakers vs. Nuggets Betting Preview - Western Conference Finals Game 3

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets are facing off in the Western Conference Finals, with Game 3 on tap.

Saturday's matchup between the Lakers and the Nuggets features the Lakers as 5.5-point favorites. A 223.5-point over/under has been set for the game.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: ABC
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Venue: Arena
Lakers vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Lakers -5.5 223.5

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Lakers Trends & Betting Info

  • The Lakers are 32-27-0 ATS this season.
  • When playing as at least 5.5-point favorites this season, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 7-5.
  • Los Angeles has been favored on the moneyline 22 times this season. They've gone 16-6 in those games.
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -230 or shorter, Los Angeles has gone 6-1 (85.7% win percentage).
  • The Lakers and their opponents have combined to go over the point total 23 out of 64 times this season.

Nuggets Trends & Betting Info

  • The Nuggets are 34-28-0 ATS this year.
  • The Nuggets have been an underdog by 5.5 points or more five times this year, and covered the spread in three of those matchups.
  • Denver has been underdogs in 14 games this season and won seven (50%) of those contests.
  • This season, Denver has won one of its four games when it is the underdog by at least +195 on the moneyline.
  • The Nuggets and their opponents have combined to go over the point total 23 out of 63 times this season.

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Lakers vs. Nuggets Comparison

Lakers Rank Lakers Stat Nuggets Stat Nuggets Rank
10th 48.2 Field Goal % 50.4 1st
9th 46.9 Field Goal % Allowed 47.8 20th
15th 2072 Assists 2368 2nd
16th 1103 Turnovers 1134 20th
26th 525 Steals 619 11th
16th 378 Blocks 369 20th

Lakers Key Players

  • The Lakers active scoring leader is LeBron James, who averages 28.9 per contest to go with 8.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists.
  • Anthony Davis adds 25.9 points, 2.6 assists and 12.5 rebounds per outing. D'Angelo Russell puts up 17.8 points, 6.2 assists and three rebounds a game.
  • Malik Beasley leads active Lakers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Jarred Vanderbilt averages 1.1 steals per game, while Davis swats two shots per contest.

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic statline this season looks strong thanks to 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists per game.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is consistent from deep with three made threes per game.
  • Aaron Gordon collects 0.8 blocks per game, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope averages 1.5 steals per game.

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