Nuggets vs. Lakers Game 4 props place focus on LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Can the two stars muster the juice to record a win in this series? Or will Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray put the Lakers and their fanbase out of their misery?
Nuggets vs. Lakers Game 4 Odds, Props, Picks
We’re proceeding with the expectation that Denver pulls off the sweep tonight. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are unlikely to go down without a fight, but there was only so much gas in the tanks to begin with. If you disagree, no sweat. Simply adjust your wagers accordingly.
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Nuggets vs. Lakers Game 4 Player Props
LeBron James Over 2.5 Turnovers
James will not let the Lakers fall without giving everything he has. He led regulars in usage rate in two of the three games this series. Look for that to continue as he tries to stave off elimination via sweep.
More ball-handling naturally elevates the likelihood of turnovers. To be fair, James has been pretty clean with the ball – eight turnovers in three games. However, two of those three included a trio of giveaways. The Nuggets can smell a trip to the Finals, so it’s reasonable to anticipate them coming for the Lakers necks and forcing him to cough up the rock frequently enough for an Over.
Anthony Davis Over 0.5 Three-Pointers Made
Davis is not a three-point shooter – he’s 2-for-4 this series – so it stands to reason bettors are getting plus-money odds here. Overall volume and usage won’t be an issue for Davis – at least it shouldn’t be.
When fatigue and desperation set in, it’s easier to launch a few (relative) prayers. It’s fair to suggest Davis is saddled with both, but he has no choice but to try to put together an All-NBA showing tonight. If you have the budget to pursue plus-money odds, give this one some consideration.
Nikola Jokic Over 9.5 Assists
Jokic averaged 13 helpers in six games leading up to his eight-assist showing in Game 3, making another 10 feel very reachable tonight. This is a spot where bettors don’t need to overthink things.
With the way Jamal Murray is shooting combined with a very capable supporting cast, Jokic is a solid bet to start a new double-digit dime streak. Jokic may not have the reputation as a proverbial “killer”, but the opportunity is in his hands – literally and figuratively – to build it.
Jamal Murray Over 3.5 Three-Pointers Made
Murray is one of those players who can be quiet for a stretch before absolutely erupting. The Lakers are under his siege right now, and we’re going to keep riding his wave.
Murray drilled at least four threes in four straight games, and he was especially aggressive over his last two, launching 25 attempts from distance. With his hot hand and Jokic feeding him, another four treys are in the cards. Especially if the Nuggets come out with the focus and intensity of a team one win away from a trip to the Finals.