3 Best Prop Bets for Nuggets vs Lakers NBA Playoffs Game 4 on May 22 (Bruce Brown's Scoring Streak Continues)

Best Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers prop bets for NBA Playoffs Game 4 on Monday, May 22, 2023.
Best Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers prop bets for NBA Playoffs Game 4 on Monday, May 22, 2023. / AP Photos/David Zalubowski

Monday's NBA Playoffs slate features an exciting Game 4 showdown between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. Denver strengthened its series lead with a 119-108 road win on Saturday as Jamal Murray dropped 37 points for the second straight contest.

Here are three of the best prop bets for Nuggets-Lakers Game 4, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Nuggets vs Lakers Player Props

1. Bruce Brown Jr. - Points: Over 11.5 (-128)

The dominance of Denver's superstar duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray has been on full display in this series, but the team's depth is what sticks out the most. The Nuggets are loaded with efficient scorers, including Bruce Brown Jr. The veteran guard has tallied at least 12 points in each of his last five games and is shooting an impressive 52.6% from the floor during that span. Brown has also taken at least 11 shots in each of his last five games (29.6 minutes per contest) and consistent volume is crucial for a player coming off the bench. Look for him to keep finding the soft spots on the Lakers' defense in Game 4.

2. Dennis Schroder - Points: Under 7.5 (-108)

There's no denying that Dennis Schroder stepped up in the second round of the postseason as he averaged 10.3 points per game against the Golden State Warriors. His offensive success has taken a major step back against Denver, though. Schroder has been held under 8 points in each of the first three games (5.0 point average) and he is averaging only 5.7 shot attempts per contest. The 29-year-old has also only gotten to the free throw line twice in his last six games and is a 33.7% career three-point shooter. That leaves little opportunity for him to cash this bet outside of contested drives.

3. Austin Reaves - Made Threes: Over 2.5 (+100)

The Nuggets have focused all of their defensive energy on Anthony Davis and LeBron James in an attempt to force other Lakers players to beat them. It's a strategy that has paid off outside of Austin Reaves. Reaves has been on fire in this series as he has drained 13 of his 23 three-point attempts. He has hit at least three shots from beyond the arc in each of his last six playoff games overall. Head coach Darvin Ham obviously trusts Reaves right now as the Oklahoma product is seeing 39.3 minutes on the court against Denver and there's no reason that should change on Monday night.

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