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
The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Anthony Davis, will battle with the Denver Nuggets in an NBA matchup on Friday.
Line: Los Angeles -7
Over/Under: 210.5Movement 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles : 113
Denver : 107
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