Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 8 (1/8): NBA

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 8 (1/8): NBA

 

Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Nuggets money line -370
Nuggets spread -8.5 (-110)
Lakers money line +285
Lakers spread +8.5 (-110)
Over / under 240

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Lakers
Record 26-13 19-21
Home / road record 16-3 9-13
Streak W2 W5
Points per game 116.00 116.00
Points allowed per game 113.00 117.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 40.00 44.00
Over / under record 19-19-1 24-16
 

Preview

The Denver Nuggets continue at home and will host the Los Angeles Lakers at the Ball Arena on Monday night. These teams already faced each other 3 times this season and the Lakers lead 2-1.  

 

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets get here with a 26-13 record and are 16-3 at home so far this season ranking 1st in the Northwest Division. The Nuggets are 19-9 in conference games. Denver ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 54.8 points per game in the paint led by Nikola Jokic averaging 15.7.

Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 9.5 assists for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 16.6 points over the last 10 games for Denver.

In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 8-2, averaging 119.3 points, 43.0 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points per game.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have won their last 5 games and are 9-13 on the road so far this season ranking 5th in the Pacific. The Lakers have gone 8-13 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is second in the Western Conference scoring 56.7 points per game in the paint led by Anthony Davis averaging 17.2.

James is averaging 27.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists for the Lakers. Thomas Bryant is averaging 14 points and 7.8 rebounds over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.

In their last 10 games the Lakers are 6-4, averaging 122.1 points, 44.5 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 5.5 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 52.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.7 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.

LA Lakers are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games against Denver.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Lakers' last 11 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Lakers' last 7 games when playing on the road against Denver.

Denver are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games.

Denver are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.

The total has gone OVER in 12 of Denver's last 17 games against LA Lakers.

 

Prediction

The Nuggets have been on fire offensively and have one of the best records at home as they have lost only 3 games in Denver. The Lakers have won 5 games in a row and already beat the Nuggets twice this season but they lost by 11 points in Denver. The problem with the Lakers is the defense, they're allowing over 120 points on the road while the Nuggets allow 108 points at home so I gotta go with the Nuggets to stop the Lakers hot streak.

PICK: Nuggets -8.5 (-110)

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