This pick was released to clients on May 20, 2023 at 11:40AM ET.
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Denver at Los Angeles

May 20, 2023
img8:40 PM Eastern
Premium Pick
2 units on Los Angeles -5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82)
Result:
LOSS

Los Angeles is in a must-win situaion, but fortunately for the Lakers they are 7-0 at home in the postseason and have covered the spread their past six at Crypto.com Arena. Denver is just 1-5 ATS the past six meetings at Los Angeles and the Lakers are 19-7 ATS their past 26 games overall following a loss and they have covered four of five playing with one day of rest. LeBron James has been through the wars and is expected to start hitting some 3-pointers after missing all 10 attempts in the first two games of the series. James already has been with two teams that recovered from a 2-0 deficit and went on to win the series in 2007 and 2018 with Cleveland. The Nuggets will be in the traditional letdown spot after winning the first two at home and they potentially can win the conference final without winning a road game. Lay the points with the Lakers as my Round 2 Game of the Year Max Play.

 

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Denver Nuggets img
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119
Los Angeles Lakers
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35
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108
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