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Will same scenario play out for Nuggets in series vs. Lakers?

What are the odds Denver goes down 3-1 again and comes back to win the Western Conference Finals? We take a look at an odds boost on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets handles the ball against the LA Clippers during Game Seven of the Western Conference SemiFinals of the NBA Playoffs on September 15, 2020 at AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images

The Denver Nuggets have a penchant for falling behind only to force a Game 7 in a series. They’ve done it twice so far in the 2019-20 NBA playoffs, trailing the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers 3-1 before winning three straight to take the series. This is likely just a coincidence as we’ve seen big momentum swings in the NBA bubble with no home crowds. Still, it’s a bit odd that the Nuggets have become this comfortable in elimination games. DraftKings Sportsbook is offering an odds boost for the trend, let’s take a look.

Nuggets to go down 3-1 vs. Lakers and come back to win (+9000)

When I look at this odds boost, I go to myself “no way.” Two times, sure. But three times in a row you go down 3-1 and win a series? It’s something we’ve probably never seen in sports. That’s six straight elimination game wins for Denver. For them to win nine in a row. Three of which would come against LeBron James and Anthony Davis. I just don’t see it happening.

There is one thing appealing about this boost. If we look at the Lakers, they’ve dropped Game 1 of the series twice in a row so far these playoffs. So both of the Lakers’ series have at least gotten to L.A. being up 3-1. There’s a decent chance it happens again, though I would expect LeBron and Anthony Davis to close out the series before a Game 7. Now that I think about it, this isn’t a bad number to just throw some cash on. The Nuggets going down 3-1 seems likely to happen in the series, so you’d just need Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic hero ball for three more games. Crazier things have happened. The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the finals!

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