Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game at Ball Arena. The Lakers and Nuggets conclude their regular season series as they meet for the 4th and final time this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
If you are not a fan of Nikola Jokic by now, something is definitely wrong with you. The 2-time MVP is making a case for a 3rd consecutive award averaging a triple-double over his last 10 games. But, it’s more than just the numbers with Jokic. The fashion in which he dominates the game hasn’t been seen in decades, and there’s just not much anyone can do about it.
The Lakers are also a thin team on the inside at the moment with Anthony Davis not playing, so I’m expecting Jokic to have his way here. Denver did win the 1 game played at Ball Arena by 11 earlier this season, but they relied heavily on their defense to do so. At home this team is on a 10-game win streak, plus overall in their last 11 outings they’ve gone 9-2 SU.
Los Angeles Lakers
It looks like turning 38 hasn’t had a negative effect on Lebron James after all. In fact, the King is yet to lose a game since that event and is averaging exactly 38 points per game, looking unstoppable on the offensive end at times. The Lakers will be briming of confidence going into tonight’s game having already beaten the Nuggets twice this season, although both of those games were played at crypto.com Arena.
Despite not having Anthony Davis at their disposal, the Lakers have been on a surge lately winning 5 games in a row. James and Russell Westbrook are both listed on the injury report, however the latest news indicates that both of them should be ready here. LA will need everyone they can get in order to beat the number one team in the West here.
It’s hard to bet against the Lakers right now, with them being on such a good run. But, the Nuggets are in a different class right now. It’s hard to maintain such a high tempo for longer than 5 games, the Lakers have to cool off somewhere and I think tonight is the night. Back Denver to cover at home.
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Odds
We don’t see the Lakers scoring under 100 points often, but when that happens they are in big trouble. That was the case in the 1st meeting of the season played in Denver, when they had both AD and Lebron playing for them. The Nuggets know exactly what they have to do to win tonight, running with the Lakers is just a bad idea.
Just ask the Sacramento Kings who allowed 136 points in a loss a couple of nights ago. The Nuggets just kept the Cavaliers to 108 points and the Clippers to 91 points in their last 2 home wins. Tonight’s projected total is at 239.5 points, that’s quite a lot of points considering the last 10 meetings are averaging 227.7 points per game. Denver is 7-11-1 on the O/U at home this season, they win tonight’s game by playing lockdown defense on the Lakers. Back the under.