Denver Nuggets (4-0) vs Los Angeles Lakers (1-3)Date : 10/25/2018
Time : 10:30 PM ET
Location : Staples Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers will make their return to Staples after picking up their first win against the Suns, while the Nuggets are still undefeated to start the season. Game tips off at 10:30 PM ET.
Denver Nuggets's Latest Performance :
The Nuggets are eyeing their fifth straight win of the season as they are coming off a dominant win over the Kings in their last game. This is the best start since the 2009-10 season. Nikola Jokic has been terrific to start the season for the Nuggets as he scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on the night. He is in the zone right now. It’s not just that he is playing as focused as ever, he’s also playing with more confidence than ever before. He knows what to do and he knows very few players can stop him. Playing against the Lakers will be his biggest challenge yet to start the season because everyone will be watching this game so he will have to at his very best. He can’t do it alone that means Jamal Murray will have to follow up his 4-for-4 shooting night against the Lakers. With the blowout win against the Kings, the Nuggets should be well rested and ready to go against the Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers's Latest Performance :
The Lakers are coming off their first win of the season against the Suns as they will look to keep their momentum going as they will play the Nuggets at home. James finished the night with 19 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds, and three steals, as he was brilliant with his playmaking, especially making entry passes and finding cutters toward the Lakers’ 68 points in the paint. JaVale McGee scored 20 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal, four blocks with one attempted three he has made one three in every game he has played in a Lakers uniform. He faces a very tough matchup in his next time out as he will go up against Jokic. Josh Hart made his first start of the year and continued to shine, scoring 15 points while hitting 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He has earned his start and is expected to remain there, Kuzma is proving that he should be starting in all of the games for the Lakers as he dropped 17 points scoring off LeBron’s four dimes. If the Lakers can pull off a win against the Nuggets in this game they will prove to be a real threat this season.
How Denver Nuggets & Los Angeles Lakers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Lakers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Lakers 3.5
My reason for the pick :
This game will go down to the wire as it is safe to go with the Lakers in this game, LeBron is looking comfortable running the offense in these last few games with Rondo being out of the rotation. Josh Hart giving the floor spacing that they need he is playing much better than KCP to start the season so it is great to see that Coach Walton is giving him the recognition that he deserves. For the Nuggets, they are playing really well it should be a dogfight between McGee and Jokic down low. Murray will have a tough time shooting the ball as the Lakers should be able to win at home over the Nuggets.
Betting trends for Denver Nuggets:
- Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Lakers:
- Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.