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LA Lakers - Denver Nuggets
2024 NBA Playoffs
Fri, 26.04.2024 – 5:00 AM GMT+3
our tip:
Davis 1st qtr Ov. 7.5 Pts

LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Lakers were left licking their wounds after they let a chance to steal game 2 in Denver, throwing away a massive 20-point 2nd half advantage and losing to a game-winning buzzer-beater from Denver superstar guard Jamal Murray. After dropping game one in an almost similar fashion, LA were determined to get the job done in game 2. They started well and led 60-57 at the break and then built this lead to 20 points midway through the third quarter. However, they ran out of gas and the champions once again overpowered them, making 8 of their final 9 shots to seal their fate.

Defending champions Denver’s quest for a repeat hasn’t quite gone as smoothly as planned. Jamal Murray has shot poorly in the opening two games and they have let both AD and Lebron get comfortable with their shots through these opening two games. Despite playing below their standards, they have made the right plays at the right times and have built a commanding 2-0 lead to start this series, thanks mostly to MVP Nikola Jokic’s composure and Jamal Murray’s clutch shooting as well as their solid defence to close these games. They will look to put the series away in this critical game three at Crypto Arena.

All the pressure is on the Lakers now. They have lost the last 10 straight games to Denver including the 4-0 sweep in the Western Conference finals last year. They had a lot of success starting game 2 with Anthony Davis post ups and we expect them to try and replicate that here. We are therefore backing AD to have another strong start to the game with Lakers trying to get 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 2-0

Latest results LA Lakers

  • 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5 matches
  • Lost 101 – 99 to Denver in their last game

Latest results Denver Nuggets

  • 4 wins and a loss in their last 5 straight games
  • Beat the Lakers 101-99 in their last match

Final Regular Season Standings and Path to NBA Playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers: rank 7th (West) – 82 matches – 47 wins – 35 losses – 57.3%

Denver Nuggets: rank 2nd (West) – 82 matches – 57 wins – 25 losses – 69.5%

Possible Starting Lineup Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers: James, Hachimura, Davies, Reaves, Russell

Out: Hood-Schifino (Back), Wood (Knee), Vanderbilt (Knee)

Coach: Darvin Ham

Possible Starting Lineup Denver Nuggets

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

Out: None

Coach: Michael Malone

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

Bet on Davis 1st Quarter Over 7.5 Points

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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

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