NBA Jock MKT Pick ‘Em – May 22nd – Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers

Jamal Murray Over 3.5 3-Pointers

Murray has been on a scoring tear in the playoffs, show off his ability to step up in crucial moments and being the catalyst behind the Nuggets’ scoring runs. In previous games throughout the postseason, Murray has displayed a remarkable ability to get hot and sustain a scoring rhythm. This momentum will likely carry over into Game 4, giving him the confidence and motivation to shoot with accuracy and volume.

Murray has hit at least 4 3-pointers in each of the last 4 Nuggets’ playoffs game and has hit 6 and 5 3-pointers in the last 2 games of the Lakers series. The Nuggets’ point guard is shooting 47% from deep in the Nuggets last 10 games, 48% in the playoffs, and 38% from beyond the arc against the Lakers.

The Denver Nuggets have an extremely well-rounded roster that can create scoring opportunities for Murray. Nikola Jokic, an elite playmaker, consistently sets up his teammates for open shots, including Murray. The Nuggets’ ball movement and off-ball screens create space for Murray to find his spots on the perimeter, increasing the probability of him receiving quality looks from three-point range.

Throughout the season, the Lakers have occasionally struggled to close out on shooters effectively, giving opponents ample room to shoot from beyond the arc. This weakness also presents an opportunity for Murray to exploit and capitalize on their defensive lapses, potentially leading to a high number of successful three-point attempts. Murray is dominating against the Lakers and shows no signs of letting up.

Hammer the over tonight on the Jamal Murray 3-point line in a game that Denver will likely sweep the Lakers and make their way into the NBA Finals.

Nikola Jokic Over 26.5 Points

Jokic’s ability to score from various positions on the court gives him a higher probability of surpassing the 26.5-point mark. Jokic has been a dominant force throughout the playoffs, consistently putting up impressive scoring numbers. He has shown a propensity to rise to the occasion in high-pressure situations, specifically in his ability to score against elite defensive opponents like Anthony Davis. Jokic’s recent form and scoring consistency suggest that he will continue his impressive run in Game 4 and for Jock MKT players to hammer the 26.5 line.

Jokic’s involvement in initiating the offense, both as a scorer and facilitator, ensures he will have ample opportunities to accumulate points. The Nuggets’ offensive game plan revolves around Jokic, further enhancing his chances of surpassing 26.5 points. The Nuggets’ All Star is averaging 30 points this postseason and has scored 32, 23, and 24 points respectively against the Lakers this series, netting him an average of 27 points per game in this Western Conference Finals matchup.

In a game that likely allows the Nuggets to sweep Los Angeles, Jokic is going to be dominant and has the ability to put up 10+ points in the first quarter alone. Jock MKT players should crush the 26.5 point line tonight and cash this play.

Jokic and the over 26.5 point line tonight.

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