Denver vs Lakers. Prediction for the NBA match

Denver have won the previous two games. Can the Nuggets succeed in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals series against the Lakers on May 17, and what bets should they pick?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Denver vs Lakers


Denver went on to win the Western Conference in the regular season. In the second round of the NBA playoffs, the Nuggets defeated Phoenix (4-2). In the sixth match of the series, the away team from Colorado won with a score of 125:100. The main contribution to the victory was made by Nikola Jokic, who scored a triple-double (32 points, ten rebounds, 12 assists). Jamal Murray scored 26 points. The 26-year-old point guard stands in the announcement of the match marked Day-To-Day.


The Lakers defeated the Golden State in the series (4-2). In Game 6, Anthony Davis led the way with a double-double (17 points, 20 rebounds) and LeBron James (30 points). Austin Reeves scored 23 points. The team from Los Angeles made it to the main draw of the cup part of the championship through the play-in.

The head coach of the team from Los Angeles, Darwin Ham, according to the tradition of the current playoffs, again introduced James and Davis into the application for the upcoming duel with the Day-To-Day mark. Also in question is the participation in the match of the replacement Mo Bamba. 

Denver vs Lakers

Denver vs Lakers facts

  • Jokic Total Points Over 29.5 - Jokic average 28.7 points per game;
  • James' point total is over 28.5 - James averages 28.9 points per game.

Game Totals Prediction

Denver averaged 119 points in home playoff games, while the Lakers averaged 117 away. Personal meetings of teams, as a rule, turn out to be quite productive. In three out of four matches in the current championship, the mark of 230 points was overcome. Everything goes to the fact that this time basketball players will be able to please the fans with an attacking game.

Our prediction -  total over 225.5 points, including overtime for 2.19 in Mostbet.

Analysts of bookmakers consider Denver to be the clear favorite of the upcoming match. You can agree with them. The Nuggets are playing at home and will have to take the lead in the series. Mike Malone's team, with the support of their fans, will win a landslide victory on their floor.

Our prediction is a victory for Denver with a handicap (-5.5) points for 1.76.

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