We could meet our first finalist of the NBA tonight, if Denver beats the Lakers, in LA, on Game 4
The NBA Playoffs don’t stop. But they could, soon. At least for a small period, before the Finals. The reason is that both series could end in Game 4. The first series is the Western Conference Finals, and the Denver Nuggets are trying to make it to the finals tonight. All they have to do is beat the Lakers, in Los Angeles.
After a great win last Saturday, in Game 3, Denver is now up 3-0 in the series and has the chance to close it tonight. If they manage to do so, they will reach the NBA Finals for the first time in history.
On the other side, the Los Angeles Lakers are trying to avoid elimination and also avoid being swept tonight. They have to take advantage of the home factor and beat the Nuggets tonight to still have a shot at being the West Champions. But let’s be honest, it doesn’t seem very realistic.
As always, neither team should lose any players for tonight. The only names listed in the Injury Report are LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who had been on the IR during most of the playoffs. They both have foot injuries and are probable for tonight’s game.
Of course, the Lakers have the “must-win” factor, but it is almost unbelievable how the Nuggets are always the underdogs, doesn’t matter what they have done so far. Tonight, they are the underdogs by 3.5 points. The over/under is set at 224.5 points, which is fair. The teams hit the over in two of the three games so far. Check out our picks for the game.
- DEN Nuggets +3.5 (-115)
- Over 224.5 points (-105)
- Nikola Jokić over 13.5 rebounds (-111)
- LeBron James over 8.5 assists (-118)
- Anthony Davis under 26.5 points (-125)
- Nikola Jokić over 50.5 points, rebounds and assists combined (-110)
- Michael Porter Jr. over 8.5 rebounds and assists combined (-118)
- Nikola Jokić has a triple-double (-105)
- DEN Nuggets over 110.5 points (-115)
- Nikola Jokić to record 6+ assists with 0 turnovers in the game (+1300)
- Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
- Time: 20:30 PM (ET)
- Broadcast: ESPN