Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 26 (10/26): NBA

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 26 (10/26): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Nuggets money line -210
Nuggets spread -5.5 (-110)
Lakers money line +175
Lakers spread +5.5 (-110)
Over / under 229.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Lakers
Record 2-2 0-3
Road / home record 1-0 0-1
Streak L1 L3
Points per game 115.3 103.00
Points allowed per game 124.00 110.00
Rebounds per game 40.00 41.00
Rebounds allowed per game 42.00 52.00
Over / under record 3-1 1-2
 

Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers hit the road and travel to Denver to take on the Nuggets at the Ball Arena on Wednesday night. These teams met 3 times last season and the Nuggets led 2-1.  

 

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets get here with a 2-2 record after losing 135-110 on the road against the Blazers. Aaron Gordon scored 26 for the Nuggets (2-2). Nikola Jokic, who had consecutive triple-doubles in Denver's previous two games, got into foul trouble and finished with nine points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

Nikola Jokic leads the team scoring 20.3 points per game, 9.5 assists and averaging 10.3 rebounds per game for the Nuggets. 

In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 3-7, averaging 115.4 points, 43.2 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 51.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.8 points per game.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have had a disapointing start of the season as they have lost their first 3 games. In their last game they lost 106-104 against the Blazers where James had 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, while Davis finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots for the Lakers.

Last season, LeBron James averaged 30.3 points while shooting 35.9% from beyond the arc. Westbrook was shooting 47.9% and averaging 17.8 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

In their last 10 games the Lakers are 2-8, averaging 113.7 points, 41.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.7 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

LA Lakers are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games.

LA Lakers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games against Denver.

LA Lakers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

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

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 10 games.

Denver are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games against LA Lakers.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 game.

 

Prediction

The Nuggets were awful in their 1st game of the season as they were outscored 123-102 against Utah but they have been much better in their last 3 games scoring an average of 120 points per game. The Lakers have been awful offensively averaging only 103 points per game and going on the road against one of the best teams in the league won't make life much easier for them. The Nuggets are on fire offensively but have also struggled in defense so I think the best play is the over.

PICK: Over 229.5 (-110)

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