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Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets 1/15/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds & Info

Game Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date & Time Saturday January 15, 2022, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ball Arena Denver, CO
Latest odds
DEN -4 ; O/U 224.5
TV Channel
NBATV

The Los Angeles Lakers look to snap a two-game losing streak when visiting the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Los Angeles is 21-21 and third in the Pacific Division, 11 games behind the first-place Phoenix Suns. The Lakers were defeated by the Sacramento Kings 125-116 on Wednesday. The leading scorer for Los Angeles was LeBron James, but Russell Westbrook hit just two of his 14 shots.

LeBron James is leading Los Angeles in scoring with an average of 29.1 points per game, while Russell Westbrook is the second-leading scorer, leading rebounder and leader in assists with averages of 18.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game. Los Angeles is scoring an average of 112.1 points per game, while shooting 46.6% overall and 35.2% from 3-point territory.

Denver looks for its second consecutive victory on Saturday when hosting the Los Angeles Lakers. Denver is 21-19 and second in the Northwest division, six games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Denver defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 140-108 on Thursday. Will Barton was the leading scorer with 21 but left in the third quarter after straining his neck. Nikola Jokic chipped in with 20 points for the Nuggets.

Nikola Jokic is the leading scorer, rebounder and leader in assists with averages of 25.7 points, 14.1 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game. Will Barton is the second leading scorer with an average of 15.1 points per game and one of five players for Denver averaging double-figures in scoring. Denver is scoring an average of 105.6 points per game while shooting 46.2% overall and 33.6% from three-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles is 7-13 ATS in its last 20 versus a Western Conference opponent
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Lakers last 6
  • Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6
  • The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Nuggets  last 11

Free NBA Pick:

Over 224.5

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Denver will defeat Los Angeles on Saturday at home in Ball Arena, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in five of the Lakers' last six as well as in seven of the last 10 that the Lakers and Nuggets have played head-to-head. Los Angeles is averaging 112.1 points per game and the Nuggets are scoring an average of 105.6 points per game. The Lakers defense is one of the league's poorest, as Los Angeles allows an average of 112.8 points per game. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win but our best play is OVER 117-114.

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