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How to watch, what to watch for Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 4 [UPDATE]

We go over how to watch the start of the Western Conference Finals between Denver and Los Angeles on Thursday, plus look at the betting lines and make a pick for Game 4.

Jamal Murray and Jerian Grant of the Denver Nuggets celebrates in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 Playoffs as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on September 22, 2020 at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images

We’ve got ourselves a series! The Los Angeles Lakers almost came back after trailing by 22 after the third quarter in Game 3 vs. the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Except they didn’t. The Nuggets eventually held on to defeat the Lakers and make the Western Conference Finals 2-1. So we won’t see a sweep and we may even see another 3-1 comeback by Denver. Who knows? So we enter a pivotal Game 4 in the NBA bubble. Let’s get you ready for the game.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

Game 4 on Thursday will take place at 9:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcasted on TNT and will be streaming on the TNT app.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds

Spread: Lakers -6
Over/Under: 214.5
Moneyline: Lakers (-250), Nuggets (+205)

Here are some updated betting splits as of this afternoon for Game 4 via DraftKings Sportsbook.

Lakers-Nuggets Game 4 splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
LA Lakers -6 47% 48% Over 214.5 78% 78% -250 37% 55%
DEN Nuggets 6 53% 52% Under 214.5 22% 22% 205 63% 45%

The Best Bet: Nuggets +6 (-110)

I’m going to ride the Nuggets coming off an impressive win in Game 3. Sure, they almost blew it at the end but they didn’t. Good teams don’t fall apart completely and when it looked like the Lakers were going to push and make it 3-0, Denver came right back fighting. Realistically, the Nuggets should be up 2-1 had it not been for Anthony Davis’ 3-pointer at the buzzer in Game 2. So this series should be a lot closer than this line suggest. Think of it this way: Had AD missed that shot and the Nuggets were up 2-1, what’s the line look like with Denver leading the series? Is it a few points down? Probably. So I think we’ll see this line move and I’m going to take the points again.

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