Nuggets vs Lakers

Nuggets vs Lakers | Betting Odds for NBA

Written by on May 3, 2021

It’s possible that the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers play in a marquee Western Conference first-round series. They conclude their regular-season series on Monday in Los Angeles with the Nuggets as favorites on the NBA odds. Will LeBron James play? That’s the big question.

How to Bet Nuggets at Lakers NBA Odds & TV Info

  • When: Monday, 10 PM ET
  • Where: Staples Center
  • TV: ESPN
  • Stream: ESPN app
  • Radio:com

Season Series

The teams have split two meetings, each winning at home. The Nuggets won the most recent one 122-105 on Feb. 14. That was the game Lakers star Anthony Davis left injured. He’s back now. Los Angeles never got back on track after Davis limped to the locker room. He was banged up when he tried to drive around Jokic with 2:39 left before halftime. Nuggets star Nikola Jokic finished with 23 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.  Denver outscored the Lakers 30-24 in the third to open a comfortable lead and stretched it to as many as 21 in the fourth. LeBron James had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for LA.

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The Nuggets won their fifth in a row on Saturday also in Los Angeles but against the Clippers 110-104. Denver, which is a half-game in front of Los Angeles at 43-21, is 9-1 since Jamal Murray went down with a torn ACL in his left knee on April 12. Murray, who is rehabbing in LA, was at the game. It is also missing guards Monte Morris and Will Barton — who average a combined 23 points — due to hamstring injuries.

MVP favorite Nikola Jokic was stellar with 30 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. It was his league-best 55th double-double without committing a single turnover. It was the third time in his career that Jokic has recorded a 30/10/5 game without a turnover, tying him with David Robinson for the most such performances by a center in the past 35 years.

Michael Porter had 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Porter has caught fire from three-point range of late, and he has drilled at least three from deep in nine of his last 10 games. Since losing Murray, Porter is shooting 56.7% from the field and 82.8% from the foul line.

Meanwhile, when Denver allows less than 100 points it is almost unbeatable. They are 1-0 this year when allowing under 100 points and have gone 60-3 in their last 63 games, also winning 18 straight when giving up less than 100 points.

Since Murray’s injury, the Nuggets are now 9-1, with the only loss coming to the Warriors.

Why Bet on LA Lakers? | Betting Odds for NBA 

The Nuggets won their fifth in a row on Saturday also in Los Angeles but against the Clippers 110-104. Denver, which is a half-game in front of Los Angeles at 43-21, is 9-1 since Jamal Murray went down with a torn ACL in his left knee on April 12. Murray, who is rehabbing in LA, was at the game. It is also missing guards Monte Morris and Will Barton — who average a combined 23 points — due to hamstring injuries.

MVP favorite Nikola Jokic was stellar with 30 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. It was his league-best 55th double-double without committing a single turnover. It was the third time in his career that Jokic has recorded a 30/10/5 game without a turnover, tying him with David Robinson for the most such performances by a center in the past 35 years.

Michael Porter had 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Porter has caught fire from three-point range of late, and he has drilled at least three from deep in nine of his last 10 games. Since losing Murray, Porter is shooting 56.7% from the field and 82.8% from the foul line.

Meanwhile, when Denver allows less than 100 points it is almost unbeatable. They are 1-0 this year when allowing under 100 points and have gone 60-3 in their last 63 games, also winning 18 straight when giving up less than 100 points.

Since Murray’s injury, the Nuggets are now 9-1, with the only loss coming to the Warriors.

Expert Prediction

  • Lakers 109, Nuggets 107
 
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