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Lakers vs. Nuggets Betting Preview - Western Conference Finals Game 4

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Lakers vs. Nuggets Betting Preview - Western Conference Finals Game 4

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The Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets will square off in a decisive Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

Monday's game between the Lakers and the Nuggets features the Lakers as 3.5-point favorites. The matchup's point total is 224.5.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Venue: Arena
Lakers vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Lakers -3.5 224.5

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Lakers Trends & Betting Info

  • The Lakers are 32-27-0 ATS this season.
  • Los Angeles has covered the spread seven times this season (7-8 ATS) when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites.
  • Los Angeles has a 16-6 record in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 72.7% of those games).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -150 or shorter, Los Angeles has gone 10-5 (66.7% win percentage).
  • Lakers games have hit the over 23 out of 64 times this season.

Nuggets Trends & Betting Info

  • The Nuggets are 34-28-0 ATS this season.
  • The Nuggets have covered the spread three times this year (3-4 ATS) when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • Denver has entered the game as underdogs 14 times this season and won seven, or 50%, of those games.
  • Denver has a record of 2-5 when it is set as the underdog by +130 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • So far this season, 23 out of the Nuggets' 63 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.

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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.
  • D'Angelo Russell is averaging 17.8 points, 6.2 assists and three rebounds a game, while Anthony Davis adds 25.9 points, 2.6 assists and 12.5 rebounds per matchup.
  • Malik Beasley makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Lakers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.
  • Jarred Vanderbilt averages 1.1 steals per game, while Davis swats two shots per contest.

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic averages 24.5 points per game, while also pulling down 11.8 rebounds and averaging 9.8 assists per game.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is dependable from three-point range with three made threes per game.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope averages 1.5 steals per game, while Aaron Gordon records 0.8 blocks per game.

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