- The Denver Nuggets are 6.0-point favorites at home against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
- Austin Reaves has -145 odds to record over 7.5 total rebounds and assists, a number he has soared over in each of his last two games.
- Nikola Jokic has -105 odds to record a triple-double for a third straight game.
DENVER – Odds for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals favor the Denver Nuggets as -245 moneyline favorites against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nuggets are favored considering their great success at home and the Lakers 2-4 road record in the NBA Playoffs.
|Los Angeles Lakers||+6.0 (-110)||+200||O222.5 (-110)|
|Denver Nuggets||-6.0 (-110)||-240||U222.5 (-110)|
The Nuggets are 6-point favorites after their impressive 4-2 series victory against the Phoenix Suns. In the 2023 NBA Playoffs, the Denver Nuggets average a 14.2-point margin of victory at home.
The Nuggets 6-point spread at NBA sportsbooks is even more valuable considering the Lakers are -18 in point differential in road games, compared to +110 at home.
Austin Reaves Total Rebounds and Assists
- Over 7.5 -145
- Under 7.5 +110
Austin Reaves recorded over 7.5 total rebounds and assists in eight of his 12 NBA Playoff games. Reaves averaged 11.5 total rebounds and assists in his last two games, well over his expected total in Game 1.
He has proved to be a pivotal piece of the Lakers, earning over 35 minutes per game in the NBA Playoffs. In the three games that Reaves recorded over 35 minutes in the Western Conference Semifinals, he went over 7.5 total rebounds and assists in each of them.
Jokic Favored to Record Third Straight Triple Double
Nikola Jokic has -105 odds at online sportsbooks to record a triple double in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Jokic has five triple-doubles in the playoffs, completing the feat in each of his last two games.
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The two-time NBA MVP is known for his triple-double capabilities, recording a NBA-leading 29 triple-doubles in the 2023 season.
Look for the Joker to earn his 30th of the season on Tuesday night when the Lakers and Nuggets tip-off at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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