Free NBA Pick: Nuggets vs. Lakers NBA Odds
Looking for Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Nuggets taking on the Lakers on Monday, August 10, 2020, at Walt Disney World Resort. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Nuggets Lakers matchup.
2020 NBA Handicapping (Orlando Restart)
(46-24) Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (51-18)
Date: Monday, August 10th, 2020
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Walt Disney World Resort – The Arena | ESPN Complex)
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets -108 | Lakers -109
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets +5.5 | Lakers -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
- Click here to view… NBA ATS Stats & NBA Betting Insight for this game!
- *Click Here* Check out our Live Betting Odds for this game!
- *Click Here* Check out our Updated Sportsbook Bonuses for today!
The nightcap between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers is taking on more credence than most would’ve figured when the schedule was announced.
That’s because both teams can affect their seeding as noted below.
The Nuggets are currently in the third seed one game back of the Clippers after the latter’s loss to the Nets. These teams also play on Wednesday so a win by the Nuggets would add extra credence to that match.
That said, landing the second seed to play the talented Mavericks may not be the ideal Nuggets matchup compared to the small-ball Rockets, inexperienced Thunder or Bogdanovic-less Jazz.
Denver had a tough start to the bubble with copious players dealing with injuries but they got a shot in the arm on the weekend when Jamal Murray returned.
The Canadian was fantastic as he came close to posting a triple-double with 23 points, eight assists and 12 rebounds. Murray played 39:25 on a night when he was supposed to be limited to 21 minutes.
Six Nuggets posted double-figure scoring and three players registered double-doubles. Joining Murray in that endeavor were Nikola Jokic (30 points, 11 rebounds) and Michael Porter Jr. (23 points, 11 rebounds).
Mike Malone has to keep relying on his bench as Gary Harris (hip strain) and Will Barton (knee) are both expected to be out for a while.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have cemented the top spot in the West but there was potential for them to go after the league’s best record. A 2-4 seeding record erased that possibility.
Now they have to worry about the Raptors stealing the second overall seed since they are one game back and own the tiebreak by virtue of winning the season series.
While many have stated home court seeding doesn’t matter some coaches (like Nick Nurse) are noting what the NBA is doing to add fan support in the arena and say it makes a difference.
Frank Vogel likely is more concerned about his team’s offensive malaise. The 111 points scored on the Pacers were an improvement but LA ranks last offensively of the bubble teams with an average of 97.9 points through six games.
Five Lakers delivered double-figure scoring efforts but LeBron James was the only starter to hit that mark (31 points).
Entering the match on Monday seven players who’ve played in the seeding games including the two superstars are on the injury list but all expected to play.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DEN are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Mon. games.
- Under is 7-2 in LAL last 9 overall.
- Over is 19-7-2 in the last 28 meetings.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Although the Lakers are struggling, its teams who feature multiple talented guards causing them the most trouble. Case in point, their four losses came against the Raptors, Thunder, Rockets, and Pacers while their two wins were against the Clippers and Jazz.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets +5.5
To that end, given the Lakers’ three-game slide and offensive woes, the Nuggets could be the perfect elixir. Denver ranks last defensively allowing 118.7 points per game and their guard depth as noted is ravaged by injury.
***NOTE*** In case you missed it…When the 2020 NBA 16-team playoff field is set, the NBA Playoffs will proceed in a traditional conference-based format with four rounds and best-of-seven series in each round. The 2020 NBA Finals will end no later than Oct. 13.
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2020 NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of 2020 NBA championship futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA lines up as well.
Register here for a FREE NBA Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!