The Nuggets bounced back in Game 3 and managed to cut the lead down to 2-1 wins. They are facing once again the Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals with hopes of tying the series. On the other hand, LA will be looking to bounce back and get a decisive third victory.
Date/Time: 09-24-2020, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets +6 Total: +214.5
N Denver had a 46-27 record (33-36-4 ATS) in the regular season and were third in the West. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak with a Game 3 win, 114-106. They were a 6.5-point underdog and once again covered the spread.
Jamal Murray leads the team both in scoring with 26.6 ppg and in assists made with 6.5. Nikola Jokic adds 25.2 ppg, 5.9 assists and a team-high 10.2 rebounds per game.
LA had a 52-19 record (36-34-1 ATS) in the regular season, which was the best in the West. In their last game they saw a six-game winning streak end with a loss by Denver in Game three, 106-114. They were a -6.5 favorite and didn’t beat the odds.
Anthony Davis leads the team both in scoring with 28.5 ppg and in rebounding with 10 per game. LeBron James adds 25.9 ppg, 10 rebounds and a team-high 8.8 assists per game.
Lakers lead the Nuggets 5-2 wins this season.
They lead the league in the postseason both in FG% (49.7% to 47.2%) and in assists made (26.2 to 22.5) and also have the third-best offense (113.7 to 107.4).
LA is also better defensively (106.4 to 109) and in rebounding (44 to 41.4).
On the other hand, Denver has the second-best 3-point percentage in the playoffs (38.6% to 35.5%) and commit fewer turnovers (14.3 to 16.4).
Bookmakers give the Lakers a -6 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. In their two defeats, the Nuggets lost by an average of 7 points. They also lost by just 3 in the bubble, so they are most likely to force another close game tonight.
Lakers vs Nuggets Game 4 Prediction: Denver Nuggets +6 (-108)