Nuggets vs. Lakers predictions and odds
The top-seeded Denver Nuggets travel to Los Angeles to take on the No. 7 Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals in the 2023 NBA Playoffs on Saturday night at 8:30 PM ET on ABC.
Can the Nuggets cover a 5.5 point spread as a road rusher?
Denver leads the series 2-0.
The Denver Nuggets went 53-29 in the regular season. They are 10-3 in the playoffs this season. The Nuggets are 51-43-1 ATS on the year.
The Los Angeles Lakers went 43-39 in the regular season. They are 9-6 in the playoffs this season. The Lakers are 50-46-1 ATS on the year.
Chances of playing and betting
539 Denver Nuggets (+5.5) at 540 Los Angeles Lakers (-5.5); O/U 222.5
8:30 PM ET, Saturday, May 20, 2023
Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Nuggets vs Lakers general betting information
We General NBA betting information The page shows that 64% of public bettors are currently backing the Lakers -5.5 in this matchup. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date general betting data.
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Denver point guard Jamal Mori He went to the game on Thursday night. He scored 37 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter. Murray was instrumental in Denver’s 108-103 win at home in Game 2. He will likely have DFS value on Saturday night as he has scored at least 26 points in three straight games.
Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon has been quiet this series, but that could change on Saturday. Gordon shot 34.7 percent from deep during the regular season, but he has yet to make a three-pointer in five attempts this series. Gordon averaged 3.1 points per game over the course of the regular season, which could make him worth a look in DFS in Game 2 of this series.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS rotation
Lakers James Lebron In Game 2 on Thursday, it was a little difficult. James made several layups, went 0-for-6 on three-pointers and had three turnovers. His playoff numbers per game are still solid (23.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, 5.9 assists) and I like him to have a great comeback at home against Denver on Saturday.
Los Angeles’ D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points in Game 3 of the Lakers’ second-round series against Golden State. He made 5 three-pointers and had 5 assists in that match. Russell is averaging just nine points per game in the series, but he should get back on track in Game 3 at home against Denver.
NBA Nuggets vs Lakers betting trends
Denver is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 conference finals games.
Denver is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 conference finals games.
Los Angeles is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games.
Nuggets vs Lakers NBA Predictions
Los Angeles has not lost a home playoff game this season. They have also done well against numbers in Los Angeles. Lakers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games. Los Angeles has also been great after a loss, as they are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a shutout. It’s worth noting that Los Angeles scored 103 points in their Game 2 loss. Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring 100+ points in their previous game. The Lakers will be in a must win situation on Saturday night and I believe they will take care of business. In game 3 I will score points against Los Angeles at home.
NBA betting predictions: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5