The NBA Western Conference Finals Game #4 between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers is expected to be an exciting showdown tonight at the Crypto.com Arena. The Denver Nuggets have dominated the series so far, leading 3-0, and look poised to complete the sweep.
Denver Nuggets (+3, +135)
The Nuggets have been strong in this series, boasting a season record of 64-32 SU and 52-43-1 ATS, with a solid O/U record of 47-48-1. Despite their somewhat tepid road performance (22-25 SU, 22-25 ATS), they have been impressive recently, winning their last game against the Lakers 119-108. Historically, their performance against the Lakers has been less impressive, with only a 19-46 SU record since '96. However, the Nuggets are trending positively, especially when considering their situational stats. They have been formidable at home and as road underdogs, even though they are the underdog in tonight's game, based on the betting lines.
Los Angeles Lakers (-3, -154)
On the other hand, the Lakers, who have a season record of 52-46 SU and 49-47-2 ATS, are trying to avoid a sweep. They've had a mixed bag of results at home (30-19 SU, 26-22-1 ATS), and they lost their last game to the Nuggets. However, the Lakers have a long-standing history of outperforming the Nuggets, with a 46-19 SU record since '96. The Lakers, though on a losing streak in the last three games, have shown excellent performance at home in May, which may give them an edge in tonight's game.
The line is currently set at Lakers -3, with an O/U of 224.5. Despite the Nuggets being the underdogs in the betting market, their recent performance suggests they have a solid chance at victory. They've been successful on the road, particularly in high-scoring games (26-21 O/U on the road). Additionally, they've shown resilience as the underdogs, carrying a 10-3-0 over record when played as 0 to 3 away underdogs coming off a five-game winning streak since 1996.
However, the Lakers' home court performance, especially in the month of May (57-20 SU since 1996), shouldn't be underestimated. They'll look to use this home-court advantage to extend the series.
In conclusion, we might be in for an electrifying game tonight. Both teams have shown potential to rise to the occasion. The Denver Nuggets will be looking to close out the series, while the Los Angeles Lakers will be battling to stay alive in the playoffs. As always in sports, the result could go either way. Stay tuned for an epic showdown.