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2020 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Western Conference Finals (Orlando)
(0-1) Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (1-0)
Date: Sunday, September 20th, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Walt Disney World Resort – AdventHealth Arena| ESPN Complex
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets +800 | Lakers -312
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets +7.5 | Lakers -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
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The Lakers won Game 1 to take an early series lead over the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. Game 2 is set for Sunday.
It’s been a common occurrence throughout this postseason for the Nuggets to be trailing in their series. Once more they are in the downward position following the Game 1 loss.
Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray each scored 21 points but both never got into a full rhythm due to early foul trouble and sat for large portions of the match.
Michael Porter Jr. collected a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds as the only other double-figure scorer.
Will Barton remains out dealing with a knee injury but there are hopes he might be able to suit up before the end of the series.
Los Angeles Lakers
Unlike the first two series, the Lakers won the opening match to take the lead in this Western Conference Finals. The Lakers separated from the Nuggets in the middle frames of the match outscoring Denver 67-41.
Anthony Davis led the way with a massive double-double of 37 points and 10 rebounds while LeBron James also notched a double-double of 15 points and 12 assists.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (18), Dwight Howard (13), and Kyle Kuzma (13) were the other double-figure contributors.
Rajon Rondo continues to be an x-factor while veteran big man Howard chose to play the role of bully to get under the skin of Jokic.
While both James (groin) and Rondo (back spasms) are dealing with minor injuries both are expected to play Saturday.Dion Waiters (groin) remains out for Saturday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-1-2 in DEN last 9 overall.
- Under is 5-1-2 in DEN last 8 games as an underdog.
- Under is 5-1-2 in DEN last 8 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Over is 13-4 in LAL last 17 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Over is 6-2 in LAL last 8 Conference Finals games.
- Over is 21-7-2 in the last 30 meetings.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
A deep dive into the numbers points to specific areas of the match such as fast-break scoring, turnovers, and free throws as the variance between the clubs’ production.
No doubt Coach Malone will have his crew ready for Game 2, and if the whistle continues to favor LA early it won’t be surprising if he directs his squad to make those fouls count.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bet the over
The first game did highlight how much younger and inexperienced the Nuggets are. While it seems the Lakers should advance it’s simply not wise to bet against the younger Nuggets who repeatedly rise to challenges when their backs are against the wall.
***NOTE*** In case you missed it…When the 2020 NBA 16-team playoff field is set, the NBA Playoffs will proceed in a traditional conference-based format with four rounds and best-of-seven series in each round. The 2020 NBA Finals will end no later than Oct. 13.
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