Game three of the Western Conference Finals is set for Saturday night when the Denver Nuggets visit the Los Angeles Lakers. These two teams have treated fans to two consecutive games with nail biting fourth quarters. Below is my NBA pick for the Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Pick

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5

This game will be played at Arena at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Why Bet the Los Angeles Lakers:

✅ Los Angeles has been good against the spread having covered five of their last six games played.

✅ The Lakers have covered the spread in six consecutive home games.

✅ Denver has not covered the spread in any of their last five games against Los Angeles.

Denver Nuggets Held on At Home

Denver did not make it easy on themselves, but they took care of business at home and are now just two games away from winning the Western Conference Finals. The Nuggets controlled game one, but were forced to hang on in the. It was a similar, but different, story in game two.

Game two was a fantastic game that left people on the edge of their seat throughout. The two teams were tied at 27 after the first quarter, but it was the Lakers who grabbed a five-point advantage at the half. Los Angeles kept a three-point lead heading into what would be a wild fourth quarter. The Nuggets, and Jamal Murray, in particular caught on fire in the fourth quarter and grabbed the lead early on. Denver had to hold off a few furious Los Angeles runs to secure the 108-103 victory. A phenomenal game of basketball.

Jamal Murray went off for 37 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Nikola Jokic had another triple-double as he finished with 23 points, 17 rebounds, and 12 assists in the win.

The Los Angeles Lakers Were A Few Shots Away

Los Angeles was right there in the end of the game, but they could not hit the shot they needed to grab the lead back. It was a tough shooting night for both teams, but the Lakers going just 8-30 from beyond the arc is the reason they are now down 2-0.

LeBron James led the way with 22 points, nine rebounds, 10 assists, and four steals on the night. Anthony Davis added 18 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks in the defeat.