NBA Best Bets: Basketball Predictions to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for September 22
After a one-day hiatus, the NBA is back in action on Tuesday night. The Lakers and Nuggets will square off in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals at 9 p.m. ET. The Lakers have won the first two games of the series, so Denver will need a win tonight to avoid a dreaded 3-0 deficit. No team in NBA history has ever overcome a 3-0 series deficit, so this is essentially a must-win contest for the Nuggets.
Let’s break down some of my favorite bets on DraftKings Sportsbook for Tuesday’s NBA slate.
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The two outcomes in this series have been pretty drastically different. These two teams exploded for 240 points in Game 1, but that number dropped to just 208 in Game 2. Believe it or not, both of these contests were played at a very similar pace — they posted a mark of 97.9 in Game 1 and 97.4 in Game 2 — so the difference merely came down to both team’s ability to make shots.
So will today’s game look more like Game 1 or Game 2? I think the latter is the more likely scenario.
The Lakers shot the lights in out the first game of this series, particularly from 3-point range. They shot 42.3% from behind the arc, which is obviously an outlier. They ranked just 22nd in the league in 3-point shooting accuracy ...
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