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Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips - Do or Die for Lakers in Game 4

Last updated: 27 Apr 2024
Ryan Tucker 27 Apr 2024
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  • Denver Nuggets at LA Lakers expert tips for Sunday, 28th April
  • Tip-off is at 10:30 AM AEDT at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
  • The LA Lakers face a do-or-die situation against the Denver Nuggets in the NBA 2024 Play-Offs
  • Despite the Nuggets' strong form, the Lakers, led by LeBron James and AD, are predicted to salvage at least one win in the series.
  • Key player stats, head-to-head comparison and team news play a vital role in the betting predictions.
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Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 

The Lakers will do enough to save from getting swept in Game 4 of the first round of Play-Offs.
  • Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 
  • Head to Head 
  • Denver Nuggets Form
  • Denver Nuggets Team News
  • LA Lakers Form
  • LA Lakers Team News
  • Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA 2024 FAQ’s

It is a cliché but still the best way to describe it - do or die, win or go home. Whatever way you say it, the Nuggets are 48 minutes from a clean sweep of the Lakers in Round 1 of the Western Conference Play-offs. 

It is hard to think that LeBron and AD could crash out of round 1 of the Play-Offs without a win but that is what is on the doorstep.The Nuggets are just that good.

 I can’t get past that thought though so i am backing the Lakers to be able to put all their energy into salvaging at least one win in this series.

  • LeBron James has never not won at least one first round game in his 16 Years of Play-Off basketball
  • A LeBron James led team has only been swept once in 53 rounds of Play-Offs, last year in the WCF against Denver
  • Nikola Jokic has never swept a first round play-off series
  • All three games in this series have gone Under the Game Total

Head to Head 

2023-24 Match Results:
Game 3LAL105-112DEN
Game 2DEN101-99LAL
Game 1DEN114-103LAL
Mar 24LAL114-124DEN
Feb 24LAL106-114DEN
Oct 23DEN119-107LAL

2022-23 Season Series: 

The Nuggets and Lakers split the regular season series 2-2 but it was Denver who swept the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals 4-0

Denver Nuggets Form

Denver put in their most rounded performance in Game 3 winning 112-105. Nikola Jokic has played at an MVP level and in his five games played against LA this season averages 28.5 ppg.

One of the biggest differences though is the contribution from the role players. Aaron Gordon and Michael Porter Jr are the perfect complement to Jokic and Jamal Murray with Gordon adding 29 points and 15 boards in Game 3, securing the win.

Denver Nuggets Team News

Reggie Jackson is listed as questionable to play in Game 4

LA Lakers Form

The Lakers aren’t getting their moneys worth from the team they have built around LeBron and Anthony Davis. The two veteran stars are producing at elite levels this series but with the role players not living up to their abilities the Lakers have fallen in all three contests. 

LA are a good, even great attacking team - ranking 7th on the season for points scored per game at 117.5 pts. They will need to find that attacking power across the board and none of their starters can come away from this game scoring zero points if they are to win.

LA Lakers Team News

Anthony Davis and LeBron James are both listed on the injury report but it is highly improbable that the two biggest stars miss Game 4

Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA 2024 FAQ’s

How to watch Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA game 2024?

You can watch the Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA 2024 game via Kayo Sports or the NBA Game Pass App.

What time does Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA 2024 start?

Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA 2024 starts at 10:30 AM AEDT.


The Lakers have been there or there abouts all series. They have had leads of at least 10 points in each game but have not been able to stave off a Denver comeback. I am banking them to get it done in this one, holding hope alive (at least until next week)
Best Bet1: LA Lakers Money Line @16/11 at PlayUP - 2 Units
Best Bet2: Under 218 Game Total @9/10 at Justbet - 1 Unit
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Betting Slip | 28 Apr 2024

DEN Nuggets @ LA Lakers