Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction and Odds

Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction and Odds

Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction: Bookmakers are predicting a win for the Denver Nuggets in the upcoming game against the LA Lakers. Stats predict a narrow Nuggets win.


The Los Angeles Lakers (19-21) will aim for their sixth straight win when they meet the Denver Nuggets (26-13) in the upcoming NBA fixture tonight. The Lakers are on a roll after 5 consecutive wins. However, they have a lot more to do to get into the top 8 of the Western Conference. The Lakers are currently in the 12th position. In the last fixture, they defeated the Sacramento Kings with a score of 136-134.

The Denver Nuggets will look to continue their dominance at home when they host the Lakers at Ball Arena this evening. It has been a fantastic campaign for the Nuggets till now. They are looking strong at the top of the table in the Western Conference. The Nuggets won their last fixture against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a score of 121-108.

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Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction: Last 5 Games Analysis

The Los Angeles Lakers have won 4 of the last 5 away games.

They defeated teams like the Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, and Orlando Magic. The only loss came against the Miami Heat.

In the last 5 Away games

  • The Lakers have scored 122.8 points per game.
  • The Lakers have conceded 118.4 points per game.
  • Number of games with a difference of 3 points or less: 2
  • Number of games with a difference of 4-10 points: 2

The Denver Nuggets are currently on a winning streak of 10 at home.

Denver’s last 5 wins came against the Cleveland Cavaliers, LA Clippers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and Phoenix Suns.

Here is how the Nuggets performed in the last 5 home games:

  • The Nuggets have scored 123.6 points per game.
  • The Nuggets have conceded 110.8 points per game.
  • Number of games with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
  • Number of games with a difference of 4-10 points: 1

The Nuggets have been great at home but the Lakers have been strong away recently.

Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction: Attack and Defense Comparisons

Attack

The LA Lakers have maintained a scoring rate of 116.4 points per game in the current season. In shooting, their conversion rate stands at 48.4% in field goals and 34.0% in 3-pointers. The Lakers are rated 113.2 on offense with a rank of 18 in the league.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.7 points per game so far. They shot 50.9% from the field and 40.1% from the 3-point line. The Nuggets have the 2nd-best offense among all sides with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 117.1.

The Denver Nuggets have a much more powerful attack than the LA Lakers.

Defense

The LA Lakers have rebounded with an average of 45.2 rebounds along with 6.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game. They rank 22 in the defense having an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 114.2.

The Denver Nuggets rebounded with an average of 43.2 per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 7.1 while the average number of blocks stands at 4.3. The Nuggets are rated 114.7 on defense having a rank of 23 among all sides.

Neither of the two teams has been good at defense this season.

Lakers vs Nuggets Odds

Spread

  • Denver Nuggets: -10 (-102)
  • LA Lakers: +10 (-108)

Moneyline

  • Denver Nuggets: -418
  • LA Lakers: +354

Win Probability

  • Denver Nuggets: 86%
  • LA Lakers: 13%
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Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction: Last Game Analysis

Can the Lakers secure their 4th consecutive away win?

The LA Lakers seem to be on a mission to change their fortunes this season. They have looked in their top form in the recent games. The Lakers have won 9 out of 22 away fixtures as of now.

It was a thriller when the LA Lakers met the Sacramento Kings in the last game. Another brilliant effort from LeBron James helped the Lakers. Two successful free throws by Dennis Schroder with only 3.6 seconds remaining sealed the game for the Lakers. The Lakers dominated the Kings with their flawless shooting throughout the four quarters. They achieved a success rate of 61.0% in field goals and 42.9% in 3-pointers.

LeBron finished the contest with 37 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. Thomas Bryant gave a valuable contribution of 29 points and 14 rebounds.

Can the Nuggets make it 2-2 against the Lakers tonight?

This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this season. The Denver Nuggets lost 2 of the last 3 games against the Lakers. It has been an amazing performance by the Nuggets at home in the current season. They lost just 3 of the 19 home matchups so far.

Jokic’s 10th triple-double of the season helped the Nuggets crush the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last fixture. They started dominating the Cavs right from the opening minutes. The absence of Donovan Mitchell was a big disadvantage for Cleveland. The Nuggets shot 53.1% from the field while restricting the Cavs to 45.5%. They also outrebounded Cleveland 49-40.

Nikola Jokic had another successful night as he finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists. Jamal Murray is looking good post his comeback from injury. He scored 18 points with 4 rebounds.

Nuggets vs Lakers Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

There have been 188 regular season games between these two sides in the NBA. The LA Lakers are ahead with 113 wins, while the Denver Nuggets were on the winning side in 75 fixtures.

If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Lakers and 2 by the Nuggets. The previous meeting took place in the current season on 16 December 2022. The LA Lakers won that matchup with a score of 126-108.

Nuggets vs Lakers Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic (Center)

Points Per Game: 25.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.8 | Assists Per Game: 9.5

Jamal Murray (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 18.0 | Assists Per Game: 5.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.8

Aaron Gordon (Power Forward)

Points Per Game: 16.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.0 | Steals Per Game: 0.9

LA Lakers

LeBron James (Small Forward)Doubtful

Points Per Game: 29.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.2 | Assists Per Game: 6.7

Russell Westbrook (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 14.8 | Assists Per Game: 7.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.4

Lonnie Walker IV (Guard)

Points Per Game: 14.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.3 | Assists Per Game: 1.4

Lakers vs Nuggets Winner Prediction

  • Home Advantage: None
  • Offensive Advantage: Nuggets
  • Defensive Advantage: Par
  • Overall: Advantage Nuggets by a small margin

The LA Lakers will start with high confidence after 5 consecutive wins. However, dominating the Nuggets in their own backyard won’t be easy. They need to have a good plan to counter Nikola Jokic. On the other hand, the Denver Nuggets will look for another solid home win. They would like to consolidate their position at the top of the Western Conference. The Denver Nuggets are expected to win this encounter.