LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks 4/29/24

Denver Nuggets (60-26) vs LA Lakers (50-38)

Game Info: Monday, April 29, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -350 / LA Lakers +260 --- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Lakers and Denver Nuggets meet Monday in Game 5 West First Round NBA Playoffs action at the Ball Arena. Here’s a LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction.

LA Lakers Betting Preview

The LA Lakers need a win here to save their season and force a game 6 on Thursday. The LA Lakers are averaging 106.5 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 46 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 30.5 points and 15.8 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 27.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Austin Reaves is the third double-digit scorer and D’Angelo Russell is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The LA Lakers are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The LA Lakers are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets look to win the series and reach the second round of the playoffs for the fifth time in the last 6 years. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 108.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 49.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 29 points and 15.3 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 22 points and 9.5 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers Injury Report

Vlatko Cancar remains out for the season with a knee injury. Reggie Jackson is probable despite an ankle issue, while Jamal Murray is questionable with a calf injury. The Lakers will continue to be without Cam Reddish, Jalen Hood-Schifino and Jarred Vanderbilt. LeBron James is probable with an ankle issue and Anthony Davis is probable with a wrist issue.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is one of only two qualified players in the league averaging at least 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ranks 16th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.3) this season.

Los Angeles Lakers Player Facts

  • Anthony Davis rank 2nd amongst qualified players for steals + blocks per game (3.5) this season.
  • LeBron James is one of only four qualified players in the league averaging at least 7.0 assists and 7.0 rebounds this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (31.2).
  • The Nuggets rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.5).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.2).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (93.7).

Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers Prediction

The Denver Nuggets should be favored for obvious reasons, as they've won 11 of the last 12 games against the Lakers. The Nuggets are also 35-8 SU at home this season. With that said, the Lakers have been in control of this series despite trailing 3-1, as they've had massive leads in every game and led the majority of the game. It's just a matter of the Lakers not being able to finish the game. Maybe game 4 helps turn the corner and a win open up the floodgates to truly get back in this series? Who knows? What we do know is the Lakers can play with the Nuggets, and this is a lot of points to turn down because of that. Give me the road dog.

Randy’s Pick LA Lakers +7.5

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