Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Free Tips – 2023 NBA Playoffs
- Title : Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Free Tips – 2023 NBA Playoffs
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Free Basketball betting tips for Thursday night Matchup gets underway at 01:30 BST at Ball Arena Denver Can Denver take a 2-0 series lead?
Predictions and tips for Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets are favored to cover after taking a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Despite a late rally, the Nuggets won Game 1, extending their excellent recent home record. In their last 12 home games, the Denver Nuggets have won 11 of them
Form for the Los Angeles Lakers
Following their fifth defeat in the playoffs, Los Angeles trails 1-0 in the Western Conference Finals.
In the Play-In Tournament, the Lakers beat Minnesota 108-102 to advance to the postseason.
With a 125-85 blowout win at home to complete a 4-2 series victory against the Grizzlies, they took the first game 128-112 and never trailed in the series.
Los Angeles repeated that against Golden State in the conference semi-finals, taking the opening game 117-112, and then winning back-to-back games after a loss in Game 2.
Losing 121-106 in Game 5 on the road, the Lakers won 122-101 at home to clinch the series.
Tuesday night, they lost 132-126 in Denver to start this Western Conference Finals series.
Form for Denver Nuggets
Before heading out on the road, Denver hopes to double its series lead in the Western Conference Finals.
In the opening round of the playoffs, the Nuggets defeated Minnesota 4-1.
As a result, they faced Phoenix in the conference semi-finals, where they won 4-2 in series.
After winning back-to-back home games, 125-107 and 97-87, Denver lost 121-115 and 129-124 to the Suns on the road.
Nuggets rebounded at home with a 118-102 win, and then sealed the series in Phoenix with a 125-100 win.
After beating the Los Angeles Lakers 132-126 in the first game of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, they extended their winning streak to three games.
My NBA predictions
Denver has been outstanding at home during the playoffs, winning and covering consistently.
This trend is expected to continue here as the Nuggets open up a two-game lead over the Lakers and take it more save to say win HT , because Lakers was coming close at the end.
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|01:30 : 19-May-23