Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets - 1/15/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (21-19) vs Los Angeles Lakers (21-21)
Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning six of their last nine games.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.1 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.5 points and 14 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. The over is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 overall. The under is 8-3 in Nuggets last 11 overall. The Lakers are 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Denver and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
We've given the Los Angeles Lakers chances in the underdog role time and time again, and they've done nothing but let us down. The Denver Nuggets aren't the most consistent team in the world, but they're starting to find their form with wins in six of their last nine tries, and they're winning at home by an average of 4.1 points. I don't love the Nuggets as a favorite, but I've thrown my hands up with the Lakers until they get their act together. Give me the Nuggets.
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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -3.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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