Nuggets vs. Lakers Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 26, 2024

The Denver Nuggets bring a 3-0 series lead into a decisive Game 4 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. The Nuggets enter the matchup as favorites by 3.5 points for the game, which airs on ABC at 8:30 PM ET. The matchup has a point total of 218.

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Spread: Lakers (+3.5) to Cover

  • The model favors the Nuggets by 2.5 points, just 1.0 fewer than the 3.5-point spread set by DraftKings.
  • Los Angeles has a 38-44-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Lakers have been an underdog by 3.5 points or more 19 times this season, and covered the spread in nine of those games.
  • So far this season, Denver has put together a 38-42-2 record against the spread.
  • The Nuggets have been favored by 3.5 points or more 62 times this season, and covered the spread in 30 of those matchups.

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Total: Over 218

  • In this matchup, the model projects a total (229.2 points) much higher than the DraftKings over/under (218 points). Bet on the over.
  • Denver and its opponent have broken the 218-point mark 51 times this year.
  • There have been 67 Los Angeles’ games this year with more than 218 points scored.
  • The Nuggets and their opponents have combined to hit the over 35 out of 82 times this season.
  • In the Lakers’ 82 chances this year, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 47 times.

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Moneyline Winner: Nuggets (-170)

  • Prediction: Nuggets 116, Lakers 113
  • This season, Denver has been favored 72 times and won 53, or 73.6%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has been victorious in 15, or 42.9%, of the 35 contests it has been chosen as an underdog in this season.

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Jamal Murray Points Prop: Over 24.5

  • Jamal Murray posts 21.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.7 blocks.
  • Murray’s 21.2 points per game are 3.3 fewer than Saturday’s over/under.
  • He has had a points prop in 65 games this season, and has exceeded the total 26 times.
  • At 118.0 points scored per game and 117.4 points allowed, the Lakers are sixth in the NBA offensively and 23rd on defense.

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D’Angelo Russell Points Prop: Under 14.5

  • D’Angelo Russell is putting up 18.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists per contest. He is making 45.6% of his shots from the field and 41.5% from 3-point range, with 3.0 treys per game (ninth in NBA).
  • The 18.0 points Russell scores per game are 3.5 more than his over/under on Saturday (14.5).
  • Russell has had 62 chances to hit the over on a point prop this season and came through 35 times.
  • So far this season, the Nuggets are scoring 114.9 points per game (14th-ranked in NBA) and ceding 109.6 points per contest (sixth-ranked).

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All stats in this article refer to the 2023-24 regular season.

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