The Denver Nuggets are seeking to dominate the best-of-seven 2023 NBA Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 in Los Angeles. The Nuggets have the top seed in the West for the first time in franchise history. However, they have never beaten the Lakers in a postseason series and have lost seven in the series. The Lakers are the seventh seed in the conference and have a 6-1 home playoff record this season, finishing 23-18 at Crypto.com Arena during the regular season.
The NBA playoff game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET, and the latest Nuggets-Lakers odds show Los Angeles as a 3-point favorite, with an over/under total score of 224.5. It is essential to check out the opinion of experts before making picks, and SportsLine NBA expert Larry Hartstein’s picks are famous among fans. Hartstein picked 56-37-3 in his last 96 Denver matches against Spread. Head over to SportsLine now to see his picks.
Small forward LeBron James and power forward Anthony Davis led the Lakers in the last games. James had his third consecutive double-double, nearly missing a triple-double, while Davis recorded a double-double in Game 3. Denver center Nikola Jokic and point guard Jamal Murray continued their heat with stellar performances. Jokic has appeared in 14 postseason games, averaging 29.9 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 10.1 assists, while Murray averages 27.9 points, 6.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.6 steals in 14 playoff games.
Hartstein is leaning towards total and has identified a key X factor needed to back either team in the spread. Fans can discover more on SportsLine about which side of the Nuggets vs. Lakers spread to back.