LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 23.05.2023
The Lakers’ fairytale run seems to be heading to an end in the Western Conference. After defying the odds to beat 2nd-seed Memphis and 6th-seed Miami, their matchup with the top-seed Denver Nuggets has proven to be a bridge too far for them to cross. They have been outclassed by the clinical execution of Denver particularly at the end of the games and find themselves facing elimination having lost all three games played thus far. They will look to at the very least avoid a 4-0 sweep by emptying their clips in this game 4. They will need massive games from their star players LeBron James and Anthony Davis who haven’t quite imposed their will in this series as they have done in the other two rounds.
Number 1 seed Denver’s quest for a first-ever championship with this dominant display in the Western Conference finals. They have shown terrific grit and fortitude to take the commanding 3-0 lead but have overall been the better team in all three games. Led by the terrific shooting of Jamal Murray and the terrific vision and playmaking of their MVP Nikola Jokic, Denver has diced and sliced this vaunted Lakers’ defence to pieces. They will look to underline their title credentials and put a huge statement if they can get the “sweep” here.
With their backs against the walls, we fancy the Lakers to come out firing. They will look to get Anthony Davis going early to fire him up offensively. We expect him to get a few early post touches and we feel he will have a big 1st quarter offensively as the Lakers try to get themselves back in the series
Tip: Davis 1st Quarter Over 7.5 Points
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Head-to-Head stats LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets
Denver leads this series 3-0
Latest results LA Lakers
- 1 win and 4 losses in their last 5 matches
- Lost 119 – 108 to Denver in their last game
Latest results Denver Nuggets
- Won their last 5 straight games
- Beat the Lakers 119-108 in their last match
Final Regular Season Standings and Path to Conference Final
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
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
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Possible Starting Lineup LA Lakers
LA Lakers: Russell, Reaves, Davis, James, Vanderbilt
Coach: Darvin Ham
Possible starting Lineup Denver Nuggets
Denver: Murray, Caldwell-Pope, Jokic, Gordon, Porter
Out: Gillespie (Leg)
Coach: Michael Malone
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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 Davis 1st Quarter Over 7.5 Points
Melbet offers competitive odds for the bet “Davis 1st Quarter Over 7.5 Points”
The odd of 1.91 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 52% chance that Lakers centre Anthony Davis will get at least 8 points in 1st quarter of this game
Odds comparison for Davis 1st Quarter Over 7.5 Points
Melbet – odd 1.91
Betway – odd 1.87
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