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?
Saturday at 9:00 PM ET
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets will cross paths with Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Line: Los Angeles -6
Over/Under: 215Movement Analysis: The over/under is static at its original mark, displaying no swings. Los Angeles has a record of 34-37 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Denver is 20-14 against the spread as underdogs this season.
|Los Angeles Lakers||41-39||39-43||63-22|
Davis powers the attack, responsible for 23.5% of the Lakers total offense, while taking an average of 17.6 field goal attempts. Davis is a force in the low block, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a contest and collects 20.5% of his team's rebounds. The Lakers offense is conducted by James, who is responsible for 40% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.9 times a contest.
Los Angeles can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 20-19 when they fail to reach their 113.5 scoring average. Denver allows 109.2 a contest. The Lakers are 34-4 when they shoot above their 35% season average from three, the Nuggets allow opponents to shoot 36%. The Lakers can win with a less than excellent output on the glass, sporting a record of 30-14 when they fail to reach their 45.4 rebounding average, Denver allows 42.2 boards per contest.
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 contest and collects 22.3% of his team's rebounds. The Nuggets offense is orchestrated by Jokic, who is responsible for 27% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a contest.
Denver is a disappointing 21-27 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Los Angeles allows 107.5 a contest. The Nuggets are 25-25 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Lakers allow opponents to shoot 35%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Denver who have a record of 21-19 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.1 season average, Los Angeles causes 15.1 turnovers a contest.
Los Angeles : 114
Denver : 107
Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)
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Last Updated on 2020-9-26 7:30 p.m. EDT