Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Playoffs Game 3 predictions
The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers play on Saturday in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals NBA Playoffs series.
The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. MST at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and can be seen on ABC.
Who will win the game?
The Lakers are a 5.5-point favorite over the Nuggets, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
Los Angeles is -220 on the moneyline, while Denver is +190.
The over/under for the game is set at 223.5 points.
It writes: “The 117.2 points per game the Lakers put up are just 4.7 more points than the Nuggets give up (112.5). Los Angeles is 34-18-1 against the spread and 36-17 overall when scoring more than 112.5 points. When Denver allows fewer than 117.2 points, it is 37-18-1 against the spread and 44-12 overall. The Nuggets average only 0.8 fewer points per game (115.8) than the Lakers give up to opponents (116.6).”
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ESPN: Lakers have a 56.6% win probability vs. Nuggets in Game 3
The site gives Denver a 43.4% win probability in Saturday’s game at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Play Picks: Take the Nuggets with the points in Game 3 vs. Lakers
It writes: “Against the spread, the Lakers are 40-40-2 this season. Against the spread as 5.5-point favorites or more, Los Angeles is 8-4. The Lakers have played 82 games this year, and 43 of them have gone over the total. Los Angeles and its opponent have broken the 223.5-point mark 57 times this season.”
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Five Thirty Eight: Lakers have a 54% chance to beat Nuggets in Game 3
The site gives Denver a 46% shot at picking up the victory on the road on Saturday night.
CapperTek: Lakers 121, Nuggets 117
It writes: “In their last 10 games, the Lakers have a Straight Up record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 2 losses in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Lakers have an Against-the-Spread record of 7 wins, 3 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 3 wins in a row. The Game Total Points results for Lakers games have a record of 5 overs, 5 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 1 under in a row.”
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The site predicts that Denver will beat Los Angeles in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals NBA Playoffs series.
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