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DEN 38 21 20 35 114
LAL 36 34 33 23 126
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NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite: Los Angeles Lakers (52-19)

Underdog: Denver Nuggets (46-27)

Arena:

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

When does the game start?

Friday at 9:00 PM ET

Broadcast:

TNT

The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Anthony Davis, will battle with the Denver Nuggets in an NBA matchup on Friday.

Betting Odds

Line: Los Angeles -7

Moneyline: -301

Over/Under: 210.5

Movement Analysis: The over/under sits at its opening figure, indicating no major swings. Los Angeles has a record of 33-35 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Denver is 18-13 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Lakers vs Nuggets: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Los Angeles Lakers 40-37 36-42 60-21
Denver Nuggets 41-36 37-41 54-33

Lakers Preview

Impact Players

Davis leads the attack, accounting for 23.2% of the Lakers total offense, while taking an average of 17.6 shot attempts. Davis is a supplier of second chances, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a contest and grabs 20.3% of his team's rebounds. The Lakers offense is orchestrated by James, who accounts for 40.1% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.9 times a game.

Insights

Los Angeles can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 19-18 when they fail to reach their 113.5 scoring average. Denver allows 109 a game. The Lakers are 18-18 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 stellar output on the boards, sporting a record of 27-13 when they fail to reach their 45.9 rebounding average, Denver allows 42.5 boards a contest.

Trends

Nuggets Preview

Impact Players

Jokic is a major contributor, accounting for 18% of the Nuggets total offense, while taking an average of 14.7 field goal attempts. Jokic is a force in the low block, he averages 2.3 offensive rebounds a contest and grabs 22.1% of his team's rebounds. The Nuggets offense is run by Jokic, who accounts for 26.9% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a contest.

Insights

Denver can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 21-25 when they fail to reach their 110.6 scoring average. Los Angeles allows 107.3 a contest. The Nuggets are 25-22 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Lakers allow opponents to shoot 35%. The Nuggets can win with a less than excellent showing on the glass, sporting a record of 21-25 when they fail to reach their 43.8 rebounding average, Los Angeles allows 41.7 boards per game.

Trends

Prediction

Los Angeles : 113

Denver : 107

Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)

Lakers vs Nuggets previous results: straight up, ATS, Over/Under
Date Home Home Score Away Away Score Spread Cover Over/Under Result
08-10-2020 Lakers 124 Nuggets 121 -5 N 223 O
12-22-2019 Lakers 104 Nuggets 128 -2 N 208.5 O
12-03-2019 Nuggets 96 Lakers 105 -3 N 208 U
03-06-2019 Lakers 99 Nuggets 115 +6 N 232.5 U
11-27-2018 Nuggets 117 Lakers 85 -3 Y 219.5 U
10-25-2018 Lakers 121 Nuggets 114 +1 Y 235.5 U
Team Records
  DEN LAL  
55-35
All
62-22
31-14
Home
31-12
24-21
Away
31-10
40-17
as Fav
55-20
15-18
as Dog
7-2
46-41
ATS
44-39
22-20
ATS Home
21-21
24-21
ATS Away
23-18
45-45
O/U
39-45
23-22
O/U Home
18-25
22-23
O/U Away
21-20
Leaders
Points
Jokic Photo
Denver Nuggets
1456
James Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
1698
Rebounds
Jokic Photo
Denver Nuggets
711
Davis Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
577
Assists
Jokic Photo
Denver Nuggets
512
James Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
684
Last 5 Games
Nuggets
Date Opp Result
09/22 vs
Lakers logo
LAL
W 106-114
09/20 @
Lakers logo
LAL
L 103-105
09/18 @
Lakers logo
LAL
L 114-126
09/15 @
Clippers logo
LAC
W 104-89
09/13 vs
Clippers logo
LAC
W 98-111
Lakers
Date Opp Result
09/22 @
Nuggets logo
DEN
L 106-114
09/20 vs
Nuggets logo
DEN
W 103-105
09/18 vs
Nuggets logo
DEN
W 114-126
09/12 vs
Rockets logo
HOU
W 96-119
09/10 @
Rockets logo
HOU
W 110-100