Prediction & Bets Bet: Lakers vs Nuggets Game 2

Daniel Collins

Thu May 18 2023

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Well, Game 2 is going to be anywhere close to as good as Game 1, we are in for an absolute treat. The Los Angeles Lakers look to even the series tonight against the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on ESPN.

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Nikola Jokic was absolutely sensational in Game 1, dropping 31 points, grabbing 21 rebounds and notching 14 assists. Can the Joker take over game 2 to lead the Nuggets to a big Game 2 win? Or will LeBron James and Anthony Davis push back and level the series and steal one on the road?

Here is everything you need for Game 2.

  • Important Game 2 Information
  • Game 2 Prediction and Best Bet
  • Player Prop of the Game

Let’s dive in!

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Game 2

  • Game Date and Time: Thursday, May 18th, 2023. 8:30 PM EST
  • Game Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Where to Watch: ESPN


  • Lakers +5.5 (-110)
  • Nuggets -5.5 (-110)


  • Lakers (+175)
  • Nuggets (-210)


  • Over 226.5 (-110)
  • Under 226.5 (-110)

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Prediction for Lakers vs Nuggets

Game 1 was a fantastic kickoff to this series, as the Nuggets were able to win at home to take a 1-0 lead.

Nikola Jokic did things in Game 1 that have never been done before, adding to his already special resume.

After his performance in game 6 to close out the Suns, following it up with this performance is showing that Jokic is looking to not blow this opportunity to make his first NBA Finals appearance.

Jokic was fantastic but so was Jamal Murray, dropping 31 points and hitting 4 3’s to help lead the Nuggets to a great start to the series and hold off the talented Lakers.

Can Anthony Davis repeat his special Game 1 performance?

Early in Game 1, it was looking like the Nuggets might run away with the game and run the Lakers out of the gym. Anthony Davis said ‘Not so fast, my friend,’ dropping 40 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead a furious Lakers comeback in the 2nd half.

It didn’t translate to a Lakers win, but this type of performance feeds the confidence in Davis and the Lakers that Game 2 can go the way of the Purple and Gold.

And I think the confidence from the comeback shows tonight.

Best Bet for Lakers vs Nuggets

The Lakers came back to lose by 6 exactly last game, barely covering the 6.5 point spread. I think tonight will be a much closer game, with the Lakers maybe even finding a way to level this series.

But, for the value and the number, give me the Lakers to cover the spread. 6 points is a great number once again and I think we see this one come down to the wire and maybe even the last bucket of the game.

Lakers +6 (-110) Caesars Sportsbook

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Player Prop of the Game

Michael Porter Jr. o6.5 Rebounds (-113) Caesars Sportsbook

Porter Jr. was fantastic rebounding in Game 1. Can he smash his rebounding prop in game 2?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, you know?

If you follow me, first of all , thanks for reading 😉 Secondly, you know that I took this in Game 1 and it hit in the first half. I am going straight back with the same mindset.

Porter Jr. grabbed 10 rebounds in Game 1 and has 7+ rebounds in 4 straight games against Los Angeles.

I am expecting a similar script in this game, with Porter Jr having plenty of opportunities to flirt with a Double-Double once again.

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Daniel Collins
Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NBA, and NHL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. You can follow him on Twitter @SweatpantJesus. Peace and Love