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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

April 27, 2024

The Denver Nuggets (3-0) seek to end the Los Angeles Lakers (0-3) chances at prolonging this series as they will battle in Game 4 on Saturday, April 27 at 8:30 PM ET at crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. The Nuggets are favored to finish the sweep with a point spread at -3.5 (-110).

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Nuggets are currently on a four-game win streak heading into Game 4 against the Lakers, with three wins in this series and their final regular season matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies. They recently took care of the Lakers 112-105 in Game 3.

Nikola Jokic has nearly averaged a triple-double this series and was this dominant in the regular season. So far, he is getting 27.7 points, 15.7 rebounds, and 8.7 assists a game.

The Nuggets boast a 46.4 percent field goal shooting accuracy and a 26.9 percent success rate from beyond the arc. Their collective free throw performance stands strong at 86.7 percent. Thus far, they maintain an average of 109.0 points per game throughout this series.

Reflecting on their regular-season defensive efforts, they conceded an average of 109.6 points per game, securing a sixth-place ranking in the league. Additionally, their defensive efficiency earned them an eighth-place position with a rating of 113.0.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Lakers have now lost six games without a win this entire season against the Nuggets and face a crucial Game 4 matchup that will send them packing if they cannot find success. During the three games in the regular season, the average outcome of those games was 119 to 109, which is close to what this has become.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis are on the injury list heading into this matchup. LeBron is probable with some ankle issues, while Davis is questionable with a left wrist sprain. If either of them is out or both cannot give 100 percent, this matchup is likely over.

The Lakers have been shooting at a 49.0 percent accuracy rate, hitting 30.2 percent of their three-point attempts. Their free throw success rate is 79.6 percent, slightly trailing the Nuggets' average. They are currently scoring an average of 102.3 points per game.

They allowed an average of 117.4 points per game throughout the regular season, placing them 23rd overall in this category. Additionally, they held the 16th spot in the league for defensive efficiency, with a rating of 115.3.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie showcases the odds for Game 4 of this series, with the Denver Nuggets as 3.5-point spread favorites. Market analysis indicates they have a 57.0 percent chance of ending the series on the road. The Nuggets are too much for the Lakers to handle.

Final Pick: Denver Nuggets -3.5 (-110)