Lakers Massive Chalk to Nuggets for Western Conference Finals

2020 Western Conference Finals Betting: Nuggets vs. Lakers Odds, Picks and Predictions

September 21st, 2020 NBA Basketball, Sports Betting

At the onset of the Western Conference Finals, Los Angeles was the public choice. LeBron James and the Lakers have to much name-brand cache. Now that LA has a sidekick and real coach, they are a load for any opponent. Denver has been that rare NBA betting exception to the playoffs. Specifically, Cinderella teams are rare in the NBA playoffs. Denver has broken the mode. But a seven-game series against the Lakers serves as a stark reality check. Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic have given the Nuggets credibility. Beating the Lakers looks like too much to ask.

2020 Western Conference Finals – Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Date and Time:Tuesday, September 22, 9 p.m. ET
Location:ESPN WWOS, Orlando, Florida
Nuggets vs. Lakers TV COrage:TNT
Nuggets vs. Lakers SBG Series Odds:
Lakers-6½ (-110)214 (-110)-275
Nuggets+6½ (-110)214 (-110)+235
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2020 Western Conference Finals Remaining Schedule and TV Coverage

Game 3:Tuesday, September 22, 9 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 4:Thursday, September 24, 9 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5:Saturday, September 26, 9 p.m. ET, TNT *
Game 6:Monday, September 28, TBD*
Game 7:Wednesday, September 30, TBD*

*=if necessary

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers SBG Odds Overview

On this occasion, we have one of the most public teams on the board in the Los Angeles Lakers. Denver could not be more opposite. Anonymity is the Nuggets sports betting reputation. Denver has just emerged as a new NBA contender. In view of their past, the gambling public hasn’t caught on to the Nuggets at this time. And even if they did it still wouldn’t draw handle. Cause by the Lakers being the ultimate iconic brand.

Denver Nuggets Team Overview

Denver uses strong defensive and timely scoring for success. Even though that is their formula Los Angeles ranks far higher in both categories.

Key Nuggets: PG Jamal Murray 26.7 PTS, 4.7 REB, 6.3 AST, 50.5 FG%, 49.6 3P%, 92.0 FT%, C Nikola Jokic 25.1 PTS, 10.5 REB, 5.7 AST, 51.8 FG%, 44.0 3P%, 81.7 FT%, PF Michael Porter Jr 11.3 PTS, 7.1 REB, 0.9 AST, 44.0 FG%, 35.6 3P%, 80.6 FT%

Los Angeles Lakers Team Overview

Namely, Anthony Davis proved to be the NBA betting Asset missing last year. So too is coach Frank Vogel a massive upgrade from Luke Walton.

Key Lakers: PF Anthony Davis 28.5 PTS, 10.8 REB, 4.1 AST, 58.4 FG%, 38.5 3P%, 75.7 FT%, SF LeBron James 25.5 PTS, 9.9 REB, 9.1 AST, 55.2 FG%, 35.9 3P%, 72.5 FT%, PF Kyle Kuzma 11.0 PTS, 3.7 REB, 0.9 AST, 46.5 FG%, 33.3 3P%, 76.2 FT%

Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers Against the Spread

The Nuggets are:

  • 7-3 against the spread as a dog
  • 6-4-1 over the total when getting points
  • 9-3 on the board against the Western Conference
  • 1-7-1 under the total when facing Western Conference opponents
  • 4-3 against the spread head to head with the Lakers
  • 4-0 over the total with Los Angeles

The Lakers are:

  • 8-2 against the spread versus Western Conference opponents
  • 2-4 under the total in Western Conference matchups
  • 3-5 on the board as a favorite
  • 10-1-1 over the total when laying points

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA SBG Best Bet

In this situation, we have a NBA betting mismatch. Further, the Lakers have covered eight of their last 11 games. And lead this series 2-0. Los Angels is on its way to the Finals!

Nuggets vs. Lakers SBG Best Bet: Los Angeles Lakers

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