It’s Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, and the Los Angeles Lakers (down 0-3 in the series) will host the Denver Nuggets on Monday, May 22 while hoping to keep their season alive. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 pm ET while airing on ESPN.
On the brink of elimination, the Lakers check in as 3-point home favorites with a total of 224.5. How will this one play out? Let’s dive into the Lakers vs. Nuggets predictions, odds, and picks for Game 4 below.
Lakers vs. Nuggets Odds
- Spread: Lakers -3
- Total: 224.5
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- Date: Monday, May 22
- Time: 8:30 pm ET
- Location: Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, CA
- TV: ESPN
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Lakers vs. Nuggets Predictions
Game 3 on Saturday may have ended in disappointment for the Lakers, but it’s important to remember the bigger picture and the team’s impressive track record. Prior to the letdown on Saturday, the Lakers had been on a phenomenal streak, winning 10 straight games at home, including seven in the postseason.
The last time the Lakers lost at home before Saturday was way back on March 26. This is a team that knows how to rally and dominate on their home turf, and there’s no reason to believe they won’t do it again in Game 4.
LeBron James isn’t in his prime. We know that. He looked somewhat gassed down the stretch on Saturday, and people are seemingly counting him (and the Lakers) out because of that. However, we know the King’s ability to bounce back and rally his team, we can expect a rejuvenated and hungry LeBron in Game 4.
As for the Nuggets, their defense has been commendable in the last couple of games, but it’s worth noting that they’ll be going up against a reinvigorated Lakers squad that’s eager to prove themselves and keep their season alive. The oddsmakers may have the Lakers as 3-point underdogs, but with a money line of +145 odds, it’s hard not to be tempted by the prospect of a Lakers win in Game 4.
The Pick: Lakers -3 | -110 at Bet365