After tying their best of seven series at two games apiece with a win on Monday night, the Denver Nuggets now head back to California to take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made the Lakers a 6-point home favorite. The over/under total for Game 5 of this Western Conference Finals matchup has been set at 209.5.
The Lakers have a solid ATS record vs. the Nuggets over the last three years, covering the spread in 7 of their last 10 meetings. The Lakers are also 18-8 against the number versus the Nuggets since 1996.
In the two previous games in L.A., the Nuggets took Game 1 with a stellar 105-103 victory, but the Lakers came back and beat Denver 106-103 in Game 2. Either way, both games were close and outside of Denver’s 120-101 rout in Game 4, all of the games in this series have been close.
With that said, the Lakers are giving up way too many points for Game 5. The Nuggets will keep this game close (if not win it outright), so we suggest taking the 6-point underdogs on Wednesday night.
Our free pick for this Western Conference Finals matchup is the Nuggets +6.
Posted: 5/27/09 1:00PM ET