Nuggets vs. Lakers Prediction
Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals will take place tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET when the Lakers look to eliminate the Nuggets and advanced to the championship round. Will the Lakers finish the Nuggets off with a win and a cover for bettors?
711 Denver Nuggets (+5) vs. 712 Los Angeles Lakers (-5); o/u 214
9:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 26, 2020
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Paul Millsap got into early foul trouble during the Nuggets' Game 4 loss, finishing with five points, six boards, three assists, three turnovers and five fouls in 17 minutes. Millsap has been tasked with slowing down Anthony Davis in this series. He fared well in Game 3 but AD made a point of going right at him on Thursday, and Millsap didn't stand a chance. He's headed into unrestricted free agency, at age 35, and his performance this postseason suggests he won't be paid much more than the going rate for a locker-room mentor.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Anthony Davis (left ankle) is being listed as questionable for Game 5 against the Nuggets on Saturday. Frank Vogel said he was expecting Davis to be good to go for Game 5, so we'd say he's a lot closer to probable for tomorrow's closeout game. Check back for another update following Saturday's shootaround.
Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 5 Betting Prediction
The Nuggets are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 5-0-1 against the number in their last six games playing on one day of rest and are 8-1-2 at the betting window in their last 11 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. They’ve also covered in three of their last five meetings with the Lakers with one push, while L.A. is just 2-5-1 against the spread in its last eight conference finals games. The Lakers are now just 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in its previous game as well.
NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS +5