Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets - 1/9/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Denver Nuggets (26-13) vs Los Angeles Lakers (19-21)

Game Info: Monday, January 9, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 239 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets meet Monday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 5 straight games. The Denver Nuggets have won 7 of their last 9 games.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.9 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.1 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook is averaging 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.7 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.3 points and 10.8 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 18 points and 3.8 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.

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The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 8-3 in Lakers last 11 overall. The over is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 overall. The Lakers are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Denver.

The Denver Nuggets are one of the better home teams in the league and should be favored, but this line is a bit rich. The Los Angeles Lakers are playing inspired ball as of late, which includes 5 straight wins and winning those games by an average of 7.2 points. LeBron and Westbrook are probable for this contest. Give me the boatload of free points with the road team.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +8.5

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