Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 5-18-2023

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 5/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 5/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


West Finals – Game 1, Series starts 5/16


The Los Angeles Lakers will be at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, for Game 2 of their Western Conference Finals series against the Denver Nuggets.


The Nuggets hold a 1-0 lead in the SeriesSeries following their 132-126 victory in Game 1 on Tuesday. Anthony Davis was the leading scorer for the Lakers in that game, putting up an impressive 40 points.


Despite a late surge in the fourth quarter, the Lakers couldn’t overcome the 18-point deficit they faced after trailing 72-54 at halftime.


In the postseason, LeBron James has been the leading scorer and playmaker for the Lakers, averaging 23.6 points and 5.6 assists per game.


On the other hand, Anthony Davis has been their second-leading scorer and top rebounder, averaging 22.1 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.


The Lakers have a well-rounded offense with five players averaging double figures in scoring, and as a team, they have been averaging 113.6 points per game.


  • The Los Angeles Lakers are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
  • The LA Lakers are 4-1-1 ATS in their previous six games against the Denver Nuggets.
  • The total went OVER in 10 of the LA Lakers’ last 12 games on the road. 

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Predictions 5/18/2023


On their home court, the Nuggets aim to extend their series lead to 2-0 and maintain their home-court advantage. In Game 1, the Nuggets shot an impressive 54.9% from the field and made 46.9% of their 3-point attempts.


Jokic was outstanding, recording a triple-double with 34 points, 21 rebounds, and 14 dimes. 


The Nuggets dominated the rebounding battle, out-rebounding the Lakers 47-30. Jamal Murray provided valuable scoring support with 31 points.


During the postseason, Nikola Jokic has been leading the Nuggets in scoring, rebounding, and assists, averaging 30.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 9.9 assists per game.


Jamal Murray has been their second-leading scorer, averaging 26.1 points per game.


Denver boasts a balanced offensive attack, with six players averaging double figures in scoring, and as a team, they have been scoring an average of 117.8 points per game.


  • The Denver Nuggets are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
  • The total went OVER in 13 of Denver’s last 19 games against the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The Nuggets are 9-0 SU in their previous nine games at home. 

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets. The NBA pick for this game is the Denver Nuggets. In their Western Conference Finals series, the Nuggets took a 1-0 lead over the Los Angeles Lakers, winning in Game 1.


They are poised to extend that lead to 2-0 with another win in Game 2. However, the recommended bet for this game is on the OVER.


The OVER has been a profitable outcome in seven of the last nine games by the Lakers in Denver and in 33 of the previous 51 matchups between the Lakers and the Nuggets.


In Game 1, the two teams scored 258 points, surpassing the closing line by 21.5 points. Moreover, the OVER has hit in 12 of the Lakers’ last 16 road games. Prediction: Denver will win 117-111.


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Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 5/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 NBA Starting Time: 8:30 PM ET


Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO


Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023




NBA Odds: Denver Nuggets -5.5


NBA Totals: 226.5


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