Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

In the final game of the day in the National Basketball Association on Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Denver Nuggets. This is a rematch of the Western Conference Finals series a season ago, where the Nuggets swept the Lakers in four games. These two teams have not played since March 2nd, where the Nuggets topped the Lakers by 10.

The Los Angeles Lakers are the 7th seed following their road win over New Orleans in the play-in round. The Lakers were anywhere from 7th – 9th most of the regular season. Los Angeles finished with a 47-35 record in the regular season.

For Denver, they are the defending NBA Champions. The Nuggets, after beating the Lakers last season went on to eliminate the Heat in the NBA Finals. Denver went 57-25 on the season, and finished with the second seed behind Oklahoma City. The Nuggets won their regular season finale over Memphis on Sunday.

The Denver Nuggets are favorites in this game. The Denver Nuggets are -7.5 over the Los Angeles Lakers here. The total for this game is listed at 223.5 points.

LeBron and the Lakers

In the 110-106 win over the Pelicans, LeBron James was one of five Lakers scoring double digits in the game. James finished with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Anthony Davis had a monster game for the Lakers, scoring 20 points and ripping down 15 rebounds per game.

During the season, those two have been the leaders. They missed just a combined 17 games this season. Between the two, they are scoring over 50 points, dishing out 11.8 assists and recording nearly 20 rebounds per game. The Lakers, as a team, are scoring 118 points per game. Los Angeles is second in field goal percentage, just shy of 50%.

The Lakers are 6-2 during the month of April. The two losses during the month came at home to Minnesota and to Golden State. The Lakers allowed 130.5 points per game during those two losses. In their last four wins, they are allowing just 107.6 points per game.

Jokic and the Nuggets

The big man, Nikola Jokic has had another incredible season for the Denver Nuggets. The big man missed just three games all season. He scored 26.4 points per game, ripped down 12.4 rebounds, and dished out 12.4 assists. Jokic had a game late in the season where he scored 41 in a big win over Minnesota.

Next for the Nuggets has been Jamal Murray. The point guard was massive for the Nuggets in the postseason last season. This year, he is scoring 21.2 points per game. Murray scored 35 in a recent loss at the Spurs.

The Nuggets as a team are scoring 114.9 points per game. That ranks 14th in all of the league. Denver is making nearly 50% of their shots on the season, and are 7th in the league in rebounding. Denver rips down nearly 44.5 boards per game.

Lakers Compete; Nuggets Win Game 1

This is going to be a really good basketball game. If the Lakers are going to get one of these games, it will be Game 1. The Lakers are going to battle, but come up a bit short. But, despite the loss, we do think the Lakers will cover the spread.

Our final bet for this game is the Los Angeles Lakers +7.5 over the Denver Nuggets. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your National Basketball Association betting.

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