Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets: 2/4/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 4, 2021

The Denver Nuggets (12-8) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (16-6) as 5-point underdogs after Nikola Jokic went off for 47 points in the Nuggets’ 128-117 victory over the Jazz. The game airs on TNT at 10:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 4, 2021. The point total is 219.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -5 -110 -110 219.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head matchups, Los Angeles has a 7-3 record against Denver.

Lakers vs Nuggets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
9/26/2020 Lakers Lakers -5.5 216.5 -224 182 Playoffs 117-107 LAL
9/24/2020 Lakers Nuggets -6 214.5 -250 204 Playoffs 114-108 LAL
9/22/2020 Lakers Nuggets -6.5 214.5 -264 213 Playoffs 114-106 DEN
9/20/2020 Lakers Lakers -7.5 215.5 -317 257 Playoffs 105-103 LAL
9/18/2020 Lakers Lakers -7 210 -303 243 Playoffs 126-114 LAL
8/10/2020 Lakers Lakers -5 223 -210 175 Regular Season 124-121 LAL
2/12/2020 Lakers Nuggets -3.5 220.5 -157 131 Regular Season 120-116 LAL
12/22/2019 Lakers Lakers -2 208.5 -141 118 Regular Season 128-104 DEN
12/3/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -3 208 -141 119 Regular Season 105-96 LAL
3/6/2019 Lakers Regular Season 115-99 DEN
  • 9/26/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Will Barton
  • 9/24/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Will Barton
  • 9/22/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Will Barton
  • 9/20/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Will Barton
  • 9/18/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Will Barton
  • 8/10/2020 DNP – Lakers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope; Nuggets: Will Barton, Jerami Grant
  • 2/12/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Will Barton
  • 12/22/2019 DNP – Lakers: LeBron James
  • 12/3/2019 DNP – Lakers: Avery Bradley
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Los Angeles has earned an even 11-11 record against the spread this season.
    • When favored by at least 5 points, the Lakers have put together an 8-8 record ATS.
    • Los Angeles and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 7 of 22 games this season (31.8%).
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Nuggets Betting Information

    • Denver has covered the spread in half of its outings, going 10-10 ATS.
    • The Nuggets have fared well as a 5-point underdog, going 5-3 against the spread when they are at least 5-point underdogs.
    • In most of Denver’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (14 out of 20 games, 70%).
    Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 10 of 22 opportunities (45.5%) this year, the Lakers and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s point total of 219.5 points.
    • Denver and its opponents have added up to score more than 219.5 points in 70% of their matchups this year (14 of 20 chances).
    • The Lakers and the Nuggets combine to average 8.9 more points per game than the total of 219.5 set for this matchup.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 215.7 points per game, 3.8 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
    • The average point total for Lakers games this year is 3.7 less points than the total of 219.5 in this matchup.
    • Nuggets games this season have averaged a total of 228.2 points, 8.7 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • The Lakers points and assists leader is LeBron James. He scores 25.0 points per game and dishes out 7.5 assists.
    • Los Angeles’ rebounding leader is Anthony Davis, who averages 8.7 per game.
    • James is the top three-point shooter for the Lakers, hitting 2.8 per game.
    • Davis averages 1.4 steals and 1.9 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.

    Nuggets Leaders

    • Jokic leads the Nuggets in all things points, rebounds and assists, putting up 26.8 points, 11.8 grabbing rebounds and handing out 8.6 assists per game.
    • Michael Porter Jr. makes more threes per game than any other member of the Nuggets, averaging 2.7 treys per game.
    • Jokic is at the top of Denver’s steals hierarchy with 1.8 steals per game and Porter leads the squad in blocks with 0.9 per game.
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