The LA Lakers will lock horns with Denver Nuggets in the final of the Western Conference. The Lakers have been in sublime form as LeBron James and Anthony Davis have brought their best to the table. On the other hand, the Denver Nuggets have surprised one and all with their performances to make it to their first conference finals after a decade.
We have come up with useful betting tips, which can help you in placing the right bets. We will take into account the current form, stats, head to head and players to look out for, which can help you in placing the right bets.
The LA Lakers had looked off-colour when they made a return to the NBA bubble. However, they were at their best in the postseason.
The Lakers cruised past the Portland Trail Blazers by 4-1 in the first conference round and then repeated the same performance against the Houston Rockets to seal their place in the Western conference finals. Thus, they had a good rest in the last one week.
On the other hand, Denver Nuggets have come up with their best whenever they have had their backs against the wall. They were down 1-3 against the Utah Jazz in the first round and then made a roaring comeback to win by 4-3. It was the same story for the Nuggets against the favourites LA Clippers as they were down 1-3 and then won the series 4-3 in the semifinals.
Head to head:
Total matches – 179, Won by LA Lakers – 108, Won by Denver Nuggets – 71.
The Lakers had won the last meeting 124-121 against the Denver Nuggets in the regular season in August.
Players to look out for: LeBron James and Anthony Davis have carried the LA Lakers on their shoulders. Both the big players have been at their best in the postseason.
Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray have been consistent performers for the Nuggets and the team will want their best players to stand up against the Lakers.