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Nuggets playoff odds: How oddsmakers see Denver’s chances entering series vs. Lakers


After beating the Clippers in Game 7 on Tuesday night, the Nuggets are in the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2009. With a matchup against another Los Angeles team, the Lakers, coming up, here’s a look at what chances oddsmakers are giving the Nuggets for the rest of the playoffs:

Series vs. Lakers

BetMGM has Denver as a +500 underdog (a $100 bet would win $500) in the series. Meanwhile, LeBron James and co. are a -715 favorite (a $715 bet would win $100).

Fox Bet gives the Nuggets slightly better chances at +450 to win the series.

NBA finals

If Denver beats Los Angeles to earn a spot in the NBA finals, here’s a look at the odds of who they would play, via BetMGM:

vs. Miami +900
vs. Boston +1,200

A Lakers-Heat matchup is the betting favorite at -115, followed by Lakers vs. Celtics at +155.

To win the NBA championship

Of the four remaining teams, Denver has the worst odds to win it all.

BetMGM: +800 (Lakers are favored at -164)

Bovada: +850 (Lakers -210)
Fox Bet: +900 (Lakers -167)

As for Finals MVP, Fox Bet has Nikola Jokic as the sixth favorite at +1,400. Jamal Murray is ninth at +2,500 and tied for 13th at +10,000 are Michael Porter Jr. and Gary Harris. Lakers forward LeBron James is favored at +110.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports

      

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