Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5-22-2023

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/22/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/22/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


West Finals – Game 4, DEN leads series 3-0


The Denver Nuggets visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday to play Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinals best-of-seven series.


Denver took a commanding 3-0 lead in the series when defeating Los Angeles on Saturday night 119-108. Jamal Murray was the leading scorer for Denver with 37 points.


Denver shot 50.0% overall and again outrebounded Los Angeles 45-39. A victory for Denver on Monday would sweep the series.


Nikola Jokic is leading Denver in scoring, rebounding, and assists with averages of 30.4 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 10.2 assists per game.


In comparison, Jamal Murray is the second leading scorer with an average of 27.2 points per game and one of six players for Denver averaging double figures in scoring.


The Nuggets score an average of 116.5 points per game, shooting 49.0% overall and 38.5% from 3-point territory.


Denver will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 53-29 this year. They cough up possession 14.5 times per contest, and as a unit, they commit 18.6 fouls per contest.


As a unit, Denver is snagging 43.0 boards per contest and has accumulated 2,368 dimes for the season, ranking them 2nd in the league in terms of passing the rock.


The Nuggets shot 37.9% on three-point shots (969 of 2,559) and 75.1% from the free-throw line. They are averaging 115.8 points per outing (12th in basketball) while shooting 50.4% from the field.


On the defensive end, the Nuggets force 13.5 turnovers per contest, drawing 19.5 fouls. They give up 34.4% on three-point shots and are 8th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.5).


The Nugget’s defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.8% (3,423 of 7,166), conceding 40.8 rebounds per game. They are ranked 16th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition, with 2,105 conceded for the year.


  • The Nuggets are 4-1 SU in their last five meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of the Denver Nuggets’ last eight games on the road.
  • Denver is 2-8 SU in their previous ten games when playing on the road against the Lakers.

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Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 5/22/2023


Los Angeles is in a must-win situation and has its collective backs squarely against the wall.


If Los Angeles hopes to reach the NBA finals, they must win each of the remaining four games of the series, beginning with Monday’s Game 4.


Anthony Davis was the leading scorer for Los Angeles on Saturday with 28 points, but the Lakers shot just 45.2% as a team. Los Angeles committed 12 turnovers to only six by Denver.


LeBron James is leading Los Angeles in scoring and assists with averages of 23.2 points and 5.7 assists per game, while Anthony Davis is the second-leading scorer and the leading rebounder with 22.9 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.


Los Angeles has five players averaging double figures in scoring and, as a team, scores an average of 112.7 points per game. Los Angeles is shooting 47.3% overall and 33.3% from 3-point territory.


Los Angeles has a record of 43-39 on the year. The Lakers commit 17.9 personal fouls per game, and they hit 77.5% from the free throw line.


They assist teammates 25.3 times per game (15th in the NBA) and lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest.


Los Angeles has totaled 9,608 pts this year (117.2 per contest) and grabbed 45.7 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lakers are connecting on 48.2% from the floor, which is 10th in basketball.


  • The total went OVER in 13 of the LA Lakers’ last 20 meetings with the Nuggets.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are 9-1 SU in their previous ten games at home.
  • The Lakers are 8-2 SU in their last ten games at home against Denver. 

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA pick for this game is the Denver Nuggets.


With a commanding 3-0 lead in the series, the Denver Nuggets are on the verge of securing a sweep as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.


Denver has demonstrated their dominance by covering the spread in 11 out of their last 15 matchups against opponents with winning records.


A significant factor contributing to Denver’s success has been the outstanding performance of Jamal Murray.


In Saturday’s victory, Murray lit up the scoreboard with an impressive 37-point performance, leaving the Lakers struggling to contain his offensive prowess.


Despite Nikola Jokic facing foul trouble and not having his usual dominant game, Denver still managed to come out victorious against the Lakers.


As the series nears its conclusion, Denver enters the game with confidence and the opportunity to clinch it.


The Lakers, on the other hand, face an uphill battle as they try to find a way to stop the relentless play of Murray and regain control of the series.


Given the circumstances, the final score prediction leans in favor of Denver at 118-114, as they look poised to complete the sweep and advance to the next round of the playoffs.


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Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/22/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:30 PM ET


Location: Arena, CA


Date: Monday, May 22, 2023




NBA Odds: Denver Nuggets +3.0


NBA Totals: 224.5


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