Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 5-22-23 NBA Analysis, Odds and Tips

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 5/22/23 – On Monday night at Arena, we will feature Game 4 between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers. Currently trailing 3-0 in their series, Los Angeles hopes to save themselves by stopping further elimination with victory on Monday night. It promises to be an intense contest as both sides seek victory. NBA betting odds for this match are updated online, and you can place bets on the best team.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Date & Time: Monday, May 22, 2023, at 8:30 PM ET

Location: Arena in Los Angeles, CA


Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 5/22/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +137

Spread: +3.5 (-113)

Total: 224.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: -157

Spread: -3.5 (-107)

Total: 224.5 under (-110)

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Analysis

The Denver Nuggets have been intimidating throughout this series, displaying both offensive firepower and team play. Jamal Murray was instrumental in their success, particularly in Game 3, when he scored 37 points on 51.7% shooting from the field and made 6 assists to get teammates involved. His presence alone could change this game for Denver.

Murray has been supported by exceptional shooting efficiency from his teammates; Game 3 saw them shoot 50.0% from the field, connecting on 44 out of their 88 attempts – forcing the Lakers’ defense to consistently find ways to contain scoring threats. Furthermore, they converted 41.5% of three-point attempts in this game, opening up driving lanes for their guards and forwards.

Defensively, the Nuggets have shown resilience and discipline. Their team’s aggressive hands and rotations have successfully forced the Lakers’ turnovers, evidenced by 12 turnovers committed in Game 3. In addition, their active hands have disrupted Lakers’ offensive rhythm and limited scoring opportunities by contesting shots and controlling offensive rebounding opportunities from Lakers players – another critical element to their defensive success.

Los Angeles Lakers have had difficulty keeping pace with Denver Nuggets’ offensive onslaught, though Anthony Davis did his part by scoring 28 points on an efficient 61.1% shooting percentage during Game 3. Davis displayed his versatility and scoring prowess, yet needs consistent team support to counterbalance Denver Nuggets’ balanced attack. Their perimeter shooting has also been suspect; only 31.3% of three-point attempts were connected during Game 3 by them; thus, mounting a comeback in this series requires them to connect more threes deep while creating more spacing so they can exploit Nuggets’ defense to breach it and gain a victory in this series.

The defense has been an area of weakness for the Lakers. Denver was able to shoot 50.0% from the field during Game 3, an indication of their defensive miscues and failure. Communicate effectively, rotate swiftly, and contest shots to reduce Denver’s offensive flow and stop their momentum. Furthermore, rebounding has been an issue – they allowed 39 offensive rebounds during that game alone, highlighting their rebounding deficiencies as they must limit second-chance opportunities against Denver.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Against the Spread

Looking at betting trends, the Nuggets have been on an unbeaten streak, winning five out of their six games over this stretch. But they have found it challenging to beat the Lakers lately, going 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six meetings. The Lakers have experienced recent inconsistency, losing four of their last five games; however, when playing at home, they have an impressive record, winning nine out of their last ten contests.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Free Pick

Analyzing statistics, trends, and betting odds reveals Game 4 to be an intense contest. We recommend the following picks:

Moneyline: Lakers -157

While trailing 0-3 in the series, the Lakers have proven they can come back from facing elimination to put forth solid performances and extend the series. When their back is against the wall, they will be more motivated than ever to put forth solid efforts and extend it.

Spread: Lakers -3.5 (-107)

The Lakers have traditionally been an impressive team at home. They boast an impressive record at Arena, winning nine of their last ten home games and covering the spread in close, exciting matchups. We anticipate them playing their usual aggressive style against this opponent and covering in another highly-competitive battle for dominance.

Total: Under 224.5 (-110) 

Given the increased stakes and likelihood of increased defensive focus, we anticipate a lower-scoring affair than usual. Both teams will tighten defensively to reduce points scored and produce an outcome under the projected total points.

Prediction: 111-108 Los Angeles Lakers win.

Considering NBA betting lines, Los Angeles Lakers home court advantage, and potential low-scoring game conditions, it is prudent to choose the Lakers to win outright or cover spread bets as strategic bet choices for Game 4. Good luck, and enjoy the semi-finals basketball action.