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2021 NBA Handicapping
(12-8) Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (16-6)
Date: Thursday, February 4
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets +190 | Lakers -220
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 219.5
Thursday, February 4, the Denver Nuggets will play the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since the teams played last season in the Western Conference Finals.
The Lakers hold the all-time record having won 108 matches of the 179 played. Last season, the squads played four times with the Lakers taking three of the four contests.
Although the Nuggets didn’t bust out to start the season they’ve quickly got things back on track with Nikola Jokic performing at an MVP level.
He’s recorded a double-double in every game this season and is (depending on your preferred style) arguably the most exciting player in the association.
He’s not flashy or out there dunking on everyone but the finesse with which he plays the game juxtaposed with his skillset stands alone.
While his playmaking and ability to read the game are unparalleled the most fascinating thing about the Joker is just how easy everything is (or appears to be) for him.
In the win versus the Jazz, he tied his career-best with his 47 points adding 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block.
Jamal Murray is playing through a myriad of injuries scoring 16 against the Jazz plus four rebounds and five assists.
Will Barton (18), Michael Porter Jr. (11), Facundo Campazzo (11), and Paul Millsap (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Gary Harris (leg) and PJ Dozier (hamstring) will be out until at least February 6th. Juan Hernangomez (health and safety protocols) is day-to-day.
Greg Whittington (left knee sprain) projected return on March 10th.
Los Angeles Lakers
The seven-game road trip is over and now the Lakers will get five games at home with the Nuggets the only truly tough test in the group.
LA finished the road trip 5-2 and in the last game versus the Hawks, but the hot topic in the news was the young lady who got ejected after she got into a verbal jousting match with LeBron
The King seemed buoyed by the altercation noting in post-game that he misses fans being in the stands and didn’t think it merited tosing her out.
James finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals, and a block. Anthony Davis scored 25 while Montrezl Harrell (19), Dennis Schroder (16), and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
Anthony Davis (quad), LeBron James (ankle), Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee tendinitis), and Jared Dudley (calf) are all listed as game-time decisions.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- Nuggets are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Everything favors the Nuggets to steal this win as they haven’t played since they stopped the Jazz win streak on Sunday because their match in Detroit was postponed on Monday.
Conversely, the Lakers are returning from a seven-game opposite coast road trip.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets +5.5
Ignoring the three-day rest advantage and injury reports which hint LeBron or Davis could be out the other key advantage for Denver is motivation.
The Nuggets will want to send LA a message that they haven’t forgotten the Western Conference Finals and intend on being there again!.
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