Lakers vs Nuggets Game 3 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/25

Lakers vs Nuggets Game 3 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/25

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crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA; April 25, 2024, 7:00 p.m. PDT

 

Game Odds

Odds by ESPN BET

Time Spread Total ML
7:00 PM +1.5 (-110) o216.5 (-105) -110
- -1.5 (EVEN) u216.5 (-115) -110

 

Game Overview

After taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, the Denver Nuggets travel to Los Angeles to face the Lakers in Game 3. With the series shifting to the Lakers' home court, they will look to bounce back and make a statement in front of their fans.

 

Team Statistics

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have showcased their offensive firepower in the first two games of the series, led by Nikola Jokic. With their efficient scoring and solid defense, they have established themselves as a formidable opponent for the Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have struggled to contain the Nuggets' offensive onslaught, particularly in the absence of LeBron James in Game 2. However, with their star players expected to return, they will aim to turn the tide and get back into the series.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Both teams have dealt with injuries to key players throughout the series. The availability of LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be crucial for the Lakers, while the Nuggets will continue to rely on Nikola Jokic to lead the way.

 

Recent Performances

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have been dominant in the first two games of the series, with Nikola Jokic leading the way on both ends of the court. Their balanced scoring attack and defensive intensity have been key factors in their success.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have struggled to find their rhythm against the Nuggets' defense, particularly in Game 2. However, with the series shifting to their home court, they will look to regroup and put forth a stronger performance.

 

Prediction

In Game 3, expect a highly competitive matchup between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers. With both teams eager to secure a victory, offensive fireworks are anticipated.

Considering the offensive firepower on both sides and the Lakers' urgency to bounce back in front of their home crowd, the over of 216.5 points is the recommended pick for this game. Expect a high-scoring affair as both teams leave it all on the court.

Pick: Over 216.5

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