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Date: May 20, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Point Spread: LA Lakers -5.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 223.5
MoneyLine: DEN -110 LAL -110
Denver Nuggets (1)
2023 Playoff Record: 10-3 Playoff Road Record: 2-3 Playoff ATS: 7-6
Los Angeles Lakers (7)
2023 Playoff Record: 9-6 Playoff Home Record: 7-0 Playoff ATS: 10-5
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D’Angelo Russell UNDER 17 Points
NBA Pick #1 will be one that goes against D’Angelo Russell. This is a tough matchup for the point guard. He was only able to manage 8 points in game one and 10 points in game 2. Although the series is returning to LA, 17 points is way to much.
Playing in this @thePeachBasket_ #DENVsLAL game tonight and curious to know… am I missing something? D. Russell 8 PTS in GM 1 and 10 PTS in game 2. Now the OVER / UNDER is 17 PTS? You need to ride the UNDER right? pic.twitter.com/comyUkLTGr— Marc Saulino (@MarcSaulino) May 20, 2023
The Los Angeles Lakers Will WIN By OVER 5.5 Points
I am looking at it from this perspective. The Lakers have shown a ton of gusto in the 2023 playoffs. The team is 7-0 at home and with the LA crowd at their backs tonight you can expect a big push. Denver is great but are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Conference Finals games. When playing in LA they are only 1-5 against the spread in their past 6 games. Also factoring in how the #1 seed is only 2-3 on the road. For these reason my #2 NBA pick is the Lakers -5.5.
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