Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Odds & Info
|Game||Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets|
|Date & Time||Friday September 18, 2020, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
Walt Disney World Resort
LAL -7 ; Total 212
The Western Conference Finals will tip-off on Friday night, when the Denver Nuggets take on the Los Angeles Lakers from the Walt Disney World Resort. On Wednesday, Denver outscored the Los Angeles Clippers by 17 points during the second half of a 104-89 victory. The Nuggets outrebounded the Clippers by 16 and became the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit twice in one postseason.
Denver G Jamal Murray exploded for a game-high 40 points on a 15-for-26 shooting performance. Nikola Jokic contributed 16 points, 22 rebounds, and 13 assists for the Nuggets.
The Los Angeles Lakers took care of Houston in five games and appeared to be on a collision course to face the Clippers. Last time out, Los Angeles raced out to a 15-point lead after one quarter and cruised to a 119-96 victory against Houston. The top-seeded Lakers outrebounded the Rockets by 15 and shot 53 percent from the field.
All five Los Angeles starters scored in double figures and were led by LeBron James with 29 points. Kyle Kuzma chipped in 17 points in 27 minutes off the Lakers’ bench.
Recent Betting Trends
- Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
- Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite.
- Over is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Over is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 Conference Finals games.
- Over is 20-7-2 in the last 29 meetings.
Free NBA Pick:
Los Angeles G Dion Waiters (groin) was inactive for the Game Five victory against Houston and his status for this series is uncertain. The Lakers have dropped the series opener twice this postseason, so I do not feel comfortable backing them in this spot. Take the over on Friday. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Lakers win but like the over best 113-106.