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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Lakers vs. Nuggets on Sunday

We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s Lakers and Nuggets matchup.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James during the third quarter in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers blew out the Denver Nuggets earlier this month, but the two Western Conference teams are set to battle it out in a rematch on Sunday. Both teams enter the matchup dealing with injuries to key players. That could make wagering on the matchup intriguing. We’ve identified a couple of interesting lines worth betting on at DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the action.

Lakers vs. Nuggets, 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN

Pick ATS: Lakers -3

Los Angeles has the second-best record in the NBA and is riding a seven-game winning streak. Anthony Davis (Achilles) is questionable to play after scoring 35 points on a season-high 27 shots last Friday. Still, the Lakers have enough talent around LeBron James to beat a Nuggets Team that could be missing a lot more. Will Barton (personal reasons) and Gary Harris (hip) have been ruled out, while Jamal Murray (ankle) is listed as questionable. Nikola Jokic runs the offense, but not having a reliable guard rotation doesn’t bode well for the Nuggets’ chances. The Lakers might not have an answer for Jokic, but they have enough offensive weapons to outplay Denver, thanks to Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell.

Player Prop: TBD

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