- The Lakers have opened as 3.5-point favorites over the Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals
- Game 4 will be played Monday night at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
- A look at the Nuggets vs Lakers Game 4 opening odds can be found below with analysis
Despite being on the brink of being swept, the Los Angeles Lakers have opened as 3.5-point favorites over the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. Read on for an analysis of Nuggets vs Lakers Game 4.
Game 4 is set for 8:30 p.m. ET Monday at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The Nuggets hold a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
ESPN will televise the game.
Nuggets vs Lakers Game 4 Opening Odds
|Denver Nuggets||+143||+3.5 (-110)||Over 224.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Lakers||-170||-3.5 (-110)||Under 224.5 (-110)|
Odds as of May 20th at Caesars Sportsbook.
Nuggets Win Game 3
The Nuggets notched a 119-108 victory over the Lakers in Game 3 on Saturday night in Los Angeles to leave them one game away from reaching The Finals for the first time in franchise history.
Jamal Murray scored 37 points to lead the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic added 24 points while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 17 points, Bruce Brown added 15 points and Michael Porter Jr. contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds.
ONE MORE. pic.twitter.com/8INxxI3PRb
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 21, 2023
The Nuggets shot 50% (44 of 88) from the field, including making 17 of 41 (41.5%) of their three-point attempts. Denver also played a cleanup game as it committed just five turnovers.
Anthony Davis’ 28 points and 17 rebounds led the Lakers. LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Austin Reaves also had 23 points and Rui Hachimura added 13 points.
The Nuggets led by just two points, 94-92, at the end of the third quarter. They outscored the Lakers 35-26 in the final period to pull away.
All Nuggets So Far
The Nuggets won the first two games of the Nuggets vs Lakers series on their home floor at Ball Arena in Denver, 132-126 in Game 1 and 108-103 in Game 2.
Jokic had 34 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists in the series opener while Murray added 31 points. The Lakers couldn’t capitalize on Davis’ 40-point effort.
Nikola Jokic's best assists of the playoffs, so far. pic.twitter.com/fxWBxPdceO
— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) May 18, 2023
In Game 2, Murray led the way for the Nuggets with 37 points, including six three-point field goals, and Jokic finished with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists. James and Reaves scored 22 points each for the Lakers.
Nuggets vs Lakers – Where Will the Line Go?
The Lakers are always one of the public’s betting favorites and that explains why they have opened as 3.5-point picks in Game 4. However, Los Angeles appears to be running out of gas and the Nuggets have risen to the occasion in every game of the series. Look for the line to shift toward Denver.