The Los Angeles Lakers are on life support.
As of Monday morning, the NBA’s Conference Finals have been lackluster. The Boston Celtics trail the Miami Heat 0-3 in the East, while the Los Angeles Lakers face a 0-3 deficit against the Denver Nuggets in the West. The Lakers must win Monday’s game to avoid being swept, and according to the latest Nuggets vs. Lakers NBA odds, this promises to be a closely contested match.
Despite Los Angeles being favored by 3-points, it’s worth noting that betting experts have played a significant role in determining the spread.
Check out all the latest odds below:
The Lakers' season is on the line tonight ?
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) May 22, 2023
NBA Championship Line movement at @BetMGM
Nuggets +1000 ?? -225
Heat +1400 ?? +250
Celtics +650 ?? +1400
Lakers +2200 ?? +3000 pic.twitter.com/ycr1Y9lTP8
— SportsBettingDime (@SBD) May 22, 2023
152 conference finals series have taken place since 1947 and 23 of those ended in a sweep. Therefore, the Lakers winning one or two games is not an unprecedented feat. However, the odds are not in their favor as there have been 110 instances where a team was behind 0-3, and none of them were able to make a comeback to win.
Hence, the Lakers must do something extraordinary to progress to the NBA Finals. It is as the saying goes, “the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard, and the Jell-O’s jiggling.”
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