Los Angeles Lakers VS Denver Nuggets

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08/10/2020

Altitude, TNT

Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5

Over/Under: 221.5

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The Denver Nuggets will meet the Los Angeles Lakers at the AdventHealth Arena, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Kissimmee, Florida on Aug. 10, 2020, 9:00 PM, ET. The Nuggets defeated the Utah Jazz in their last game, 134-132, in a highly contested 2OT win. On the other hand, the Los Angeles Lakers absorbed their 3rd straight loss, falling short to the Indiana Pacers 111-116 in their latest match. Denver is currently in 3rd place at 46-24 in the Western Conference and are 1st place in the Northwest Division.

C Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets against the Lakers. Jokic tops the team in points, rebounds and assists averaging 20.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game this season. The Nuggets will miss the services of PG Jamal Murray for this game. Murray is averaging 18.9 ppg this season and chipped in 23 points in their double overtime win over the Jazz. The Nuggets tallied 111.2 points per game with a field goal percentage of 47.2% while limiting opponents to 108.6 ppg. Denver is averaging 44.3 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.1 steals and 4.6 blocks per game this season. The team is 3-3 SU in its last 6 matches against LA and 5-5 SU in their last 10 games of this season.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 8/10/2020

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers will play their 4th game against the Nuggets this season after winning 2 of its first 3 games. The team is 2-4 in the NBA Restart and has lost its last 3 games. They lost to the Oklahoma Thunder, Houston Rockets and most recently to the Indiana Pacers. The Lakers are in 1st place at 51-18 in the West and are seeded first going to the playoffs.

The duo of PF Anthony Davis and SF LeBron James lead the Lakers this season but are doubtful to play in their game against the Nuggets because of injuries. Davis is nursing a sore ankle and James is suffering from a sore right groin. Davis tops the team in points, rebounds, steals and blocks tallying 26.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.3 blocks. LeBron James is steady as ever with 25.4 ppg and leads the league in assists dishing out 10.3 assists per game. Adding to their offensive load is PF Kyle Kuzma with 12.6 ppg. The Lakers are at the moment averaging 113.2 ppg at 47.8% from the field while limiting opponents to 107.0 ppg. LA earned 45.9 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 8.7 steals and 6.7 blocks per game this season. The team’s totals have gone over in 12 of their last 18 games against Denver and are 5-5 SU in their last 10 games of the season.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA pick for this game is the Los Angeles Lakers -5.5. Denver is 1-2 against LA this season but will face a tough test against the Lakers. The Lakers are the top team in the West and are seeded 1st in the upcoming playoffs. Nuggets PG Jamal Murray will sit out in this game. SG Gary Harris is also officially listed out in this game against the Lakers because of a right hip muscle strain along with SF Will Barton who is sidelined with knee injury. PF Michael Porter Jr. and SF Torrey Craig will try to fill the void for Denver. Lakers duo PF Anthony Davis & SF LeBron James are in a game time decision to play or sit on the bench because of injuries. Lakers SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will sit out because of an ankle injury. The odds favor the LA LAkers to a predicted score of.

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NBA Starting Time: 9:00 PM EST

Location: AdventHealth Arena, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Kissimmee, Florida

Date: Aug. 10, 2020

TV: Altitude, TNT

NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5

NBA Total Odds: 221.5

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