Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 16 (12/16): NBA
- Lm Tipster
- Dec 17, 2022, 5:15:07 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Nuggets money line||-180|
|Nuggets spread||-4.5 (-110)|
|Lakers money line||+155|
|Lakers spread||+4.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||224|
2022-2023 season stats
|Denver Nuggets||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Home / road record||10-1||4-6|
|Points per game||112.00||114.00|
|Points allowed per game||105.00||114.00|
|Rebounds per game||43.00||45.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||39.00||46.00|
|Over / under record||10-14||12-10|
The Denver Nuggets return home to host the Los Angeles Lakers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday night. These teams already faced each other last month in L.A. where the Cavs took the win 114-100.
The Nuggets get here with a 14-7 and are 8-5 on the road so far this season ranking 1st in the Northwest Division. The Nuggets have gone 11-4 against Western Conference teams. Denver is sixth in the league scoring 16.0 fast break points per game led by Michael Porter Jr. averaging 3.7.
Nikola Jokic is scoring 22.7 points per game and averaging 9.8 rebounds for the Nuggets. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.
In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 6-4, averaging 114.4 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 111.5 points per game.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 4-6 on the road so far this season ranking 5th in the Pacific. In their last game they beat the Wizards 130-119 on the road. Davis scored 55 points on sizzling 22-of-30 shooting and added 17 rebounds. LeBron James had 29 points for the Lakers.
Anthony Davis leads the team scoring 28.6 points per game and 12.8 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is leading in assists with 7.7 per game.
In their last 10 games the Lakers are 8-2, averaging 122.7 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 113.7 points.
LA Lakers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Denver.
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Denver.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers' last 8 games when playing on the road against Denver..
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games.
Denver are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Denver's last 18 games against LA Lakers.
Denver are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The Nuggets have been pretty good this season and have been one of the best records at home with an 10-1 record but they have been struggling offensively in their last games averaging only 98.2 points last 5. On the other hand, the Lakers are whole different team now and are on fire offensively scoring over 120 points in their last 10 games. The Cavs beat the Lakers last month in L.A. but the Lakers are playing very different now and with the Cavs recent struggles to score I think the Lakers can win this game or at least keep it close to cover the spread.
PICK: Lakers +4.5 (-110)
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