NBA Player Props, Breakdown, Odds, and Picks (May 22)
- The Nuggets need one more win over the Lakers to win the Western Conference.
- Nikola Jokic is coming off a modest performance in Game 3.
- The Serbian center has already recorded seven triple doubles in the 2023 postseason.
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The Denver Nuggets stand a chance to win the first NBA Western Conference title in the history of the franchise. They’re 3-0 up against the Los Angeles Lakers, meaning that they only need one more win. So, can they beat the Lakers this evening at Crypto.com Arena in LA? Oddsmakers aren’t so sure about it, but they also thought the Nuggets were going to lose Game 3.
If the boys from Denver are going to win, the only MVP winner in this team’s history – Nikola Jokic – will have to put on a good show in California. Are we going to see the Joker record another triple double?
Nuggets vs Lakers
- When: Monday, May 22, 2023, at 8:30 p.m ET
- Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
- Channel: ESPN
Nikola Jokic is a two-time NBA MVP award winner who failed to win it for the third time in a row this year. He did sit at the top of the favorites table throughout the regular season, but at one point, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid took over the lead and never looked back.
Not winning the accolade doesn’t mean Jokic wasn’t impressive in the 2022-23 regular season. On the contrary, the Serbia center recorded 29 triple doubles. Then, in the postseason, Jokic really switched to the top gear.
So far, we’ve seen him post seven triple doubles, averaging 29.9 points per game, along with 13.2 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game. Basically, this guy’s average playoff performance is a triple-double.
Sure, he cannot do it every single time – he didn’t do it in Game 3 of the Nuggets vs Lakers series – but we think he might get back to the triple-double track this evening.
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