NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite: Los Angeles Lakers (52-19)
Underdog: Denver Nuggets (46-27)
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?
Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets will cross paths with Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Line: Los Angeles -6.5
Over/Under: 214.5Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its opening figure, displaying no major movement. Los Angeles has a record of 34-36 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Denver is 19-14 against the spread as underdogs this season.
|Los Angeles Lakers||41-38||37-43||62-21|
Davis is a major contributor, accounting for 23.3% of the Lakers total offense, while taking an average of 17.7 field goal attempts. Davis is a player to watch, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a game and records 20.3% of his team's rebounds. The Lakers offense is orchestrated by James, who is responsible for 40% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.9 times a game.
Los Angeles can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 20-18 when they fail to reach their 113.6 scoring average. Denver allows 109.2 per contest. The Lakers are 19-18 when they shoot below their 48% season average from the field. The Nuggets allow opponents to shoot 46%. The Lakers can win with a less than excellent output on the boards, sporting a record of 29-13 when they fail to reach their 45.7 rebounding average, Denver allows 42.4 boards per game.
Jokic powers the attack, accounting for 18% of the Nuggets total offense, while taking an average of 14.7 field goal attempts. Jokic is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.3 offensive rebounds a game and collects 22.2% of his team's rebounds. The Nuggets offense is conducted by Jokic, who is responsible for 27% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a game.
Denver is just 21-26 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Los Angeles allows 107.4 per game. The Nuggets are 25-24 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Lakers allow opponents to shoot 35%. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Denver who have a record of 20-19 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.1 season average, Los Angeles causes 15.2 turnovers per game.
Los Angeles : 114
Denver : 107
Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)
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Last Updated on 2020-9-22 7:30 p.m. EDT