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Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction & Betting Tips 322024 sport preview

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction & Betting Tips 3/2/2024

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 3/2/2024
  • Take the Lakers on the moneyline
  • The Lakers should also cover at -1
  • Projecting a combined 254 points, we like the over

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At 8:30 ET on ABC, the Lakers (-117) will host the Nuggets (-104) at Crypto.com Arena. The over/under line for the game is currently sitting at 228.5.

Denver comes into the game with a 5-game winning streak, while the Lakers have won two straight. The Lakers (-1) are favored in the game, and they currently sit 10th in the Western Conference. The Nuggets are 3rd in the West and 3rd in the Northwest Division.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Nuggets have gone a perfect 3-0 in their last three head to head matchups vs. the Lakers. Across the last three head to head matchups between the Nuggets and Lakers, the teams have averaged 223 points per game with an over/under record of 0-3. The last three times they have faced off with the Lakers as the home team, the OU record is 1-2.

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Denver has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Across their three previous home games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 113 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Nuggets have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Denver posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Lakers have an overall record of 4-1 while going 1-4 against the spread.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction

The Nuggets have a 26-32 ATS record this season, going 12-18 ATS on the road. Currently, they have covered the spread in two straight road games and are 3-point underdogs today.

Denver’s O/U record for the season is 21-38-1, and the under has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 228.5, and their games have averaged 224.6 points per game.

In their last game, the Nuggets beat the Heat by a score of 103-97. The O/U line for that game was 214.5 points. Denver was favored by 6.5 points in that game.

Currently, the Nuggets are 3rd in the Western Conference with a record of 41-19. In the West, they have gone 23-13 and are 18-6 against teams from the East.

On the road, the Nuggets have a straight-up record of 17-14. Their ATS record on the road is 12-18, and they have won their last two road games.

When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets are averaging 114.4 points per game this season, which is 18th in the NBA. However, on the road, they are averaging 110.5 points per game (22nd).

Denver is one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league, as they are 7th in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are just 27th in three-point shooting at 36%.

So far this season, the Nuggets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 29th in the league at 96.2 possessions per game.

Denver’s defense has been playing well, ranking 6th in the NBA with 110.2 points allowed per game. Inside the arc, the Nuggets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.4% and 36.0% from three-point territory.

The Lakers are 33-28 this season after defeating the Wizards 134-131. In the Western Conference, they are 10th and 5th in the Pacific Division.

At home, the Lakers have won four straight games and are 21-9 overall. Today, they are favored by 1 point and have gone 13-19 ATS as the favorite this season.

This year, the Lakers have been favored in 32 of their 61 games and have a record of 22-10 in those games. Their average scoring margin as the favorite is +3.9 PPG, and they have an ATS record of 14-15 as the favorite.

On average, the Lakers’ games have finished with 234.7 points compared to today’s O/U line of 228.5. Their games have averaged an O/U line of 232.5 points.

Against the spread, the Lakers are 27-34 for the season and have lost two straight ATS at home. Their O/U record for the season is also 33-28.

At home, the Lakers have been a top-10 scoring team, averaging 118.2 points per game (10th). Overall, they are 12th in the league in scoring at 117.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Lakers are 3rd in the NBA at 49%.

Despite being one of the top teams in two-point field goal percentage (56%, 6th), the Lakers are last in the league in three-point attempts and 28th in three-point makes. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc (13th).

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.5% of their games. They are also 5th in the league in pace at 101.1 possessions per game.

Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 20th rank in the NBA, allowing 117.6 points per game. Inside the arc, the Lakers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.1% and 37.5% from three-point territory.

According to our analysis, we anticipate the Lakers to win this one with a projected score of 132-122.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Tips

  • Take the Lakers on the moneyline
  • The Lakers should also cover at -1
  • Projecting a combined 254 points, we like the over

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis – Achilles – Probable
  • LeBron James – Ankle – Questionable
  • Christian Wood – Knee – Out
  • Jarred Vanderbilt – Foot – Out
  • Gabe Vincent – Knee – Out
  • Cam Reddish – Ankle – Probable
  • Colin Castleton – Wrist – Out

Denver Nuggets Injury Report

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Personal – Questionable
  • Jamal Murray – Ankle – Questionable
  • Vlatko Cancar – Knee – Out
  • Braxton Key – Personal – Out

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