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Denver Nuggets - LA Lakers
2023 NBA Playoffs
Wed, 17.05.2023 – 3:30 AM GMT+3
our tip:
LeBron Ov. 24.5 Pts

Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers 17.05.2023

Number 1 seed Denver Nuggets continued their quest for Championship glory when they eliminated high-powered Phoenix Suns 4-2 in the Conference Semifinals. Despite the barrage of attacking might imposed by Kevin Durant and Devin Booker for the Suns, the Nuggets stuck to their style and were led by their imposing MVP center Nikola Jokic who averaged a 30-point triple-double in this series with the Suns having no answers for the conundrum of the talented big man. They will look to similarly impose their will here against the Lakers.

The Lakers have upset the bookies after coming in from the play-in tournament to upset the 2nd-seed Memphis and 6th-seed Warriors by identical 4-2 margins. LeBron James was terrific in the close-out game 6 at the Crypto Arena with a masterful 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists with his co-star Anthony Davis dominating on both ends with one of the best defensive displays in the playoffs. In both rounds, the Lakers have had significant contributions from their role players and they will need more of the same diet here against their favored opponents.

With Anthony Davis expected to guard Jokic, he will have his hands full. As such this series demands of LeBron to be a bit more aggressive on offence. We fancy a strong start to the series for him and we are backing him to score at least 25 points in this game

Tip: LeBron Over 24.5 Points

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Head-to-Head stats Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns

The 4 regular season meetings were tied at 2-2

Latest results Denver Nuggets

  • 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5 matches
  • Thrashed Phoenix 125 – 100 in their last game

Latest results LA Lakers

  • 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5 matches
  • Whopped GS Warriors 122-101 in their last match

Final Regular Season Standings and Path to Conference Final

Denver Nuggets: rank 1st (West) – 82 matches – 53 wins – 29 losses – 0.646%
1st Round: Defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 4-1
2nd Round: Defeated Phoenix Suns 4-2

LA Lakers: rank 7th (West) – 82 matches – 43 wins – 39 losses – 0.524%
1st Round: Beat the Grizzlies 4-2
2nd Round: Beat the GS Warriors 4-2

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Possible starting Lineup Denver Nuggets

Denver: Murray, Caldwell-Pope, Jokic, Gordon, Porter

Out: Gillespie (Leg)

Coach: Michael Malone

Possible Starting Lineup LA Lakers

LA Lakers: Russell, Reaves, Davis, James, Vanderbilt

Out: None

Coach: Darvin Ham

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Our tip and odds in detail

According to the statistics above and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following:

Bet on LeBron Over 24.5 Points

Melbet offers competitive odds for the bet “LeBron Over 24.5 Points”
The odd of 1.80 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 64% chance that Lakers forward LeBron James will get at least 25 points in this game

Odds comparison for LeBron Over 24.5 Points

Melbet – odd 1.80
Betway – odd 1.75

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