NBA Prediction: Nuggets vs. Lakers
The Denver Nuggets are hot but will they meet in their match on Thursday night when they visit the Lakers at 10:00 p.m. ET? The Lakers are laying five points as the home favorite while the total is sitting currently at 219.5 points.
509 Denver Nuggets (+5) at 510 Los Angeles Lakers (-5); o/u 219.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 4, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Michael Porter Jr. struggled with foul trouble vs. the Jazz on Sunday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds and one turnover in 21 minutes. That's two straight games with limited run for MPJ, who played 19 minutes on Friday vs. the Spurs. On Friday it was merely the caprice of coach Mike Malone that limited Porter in the rotation, so at least there was a legitimate cause tonight -- he couldn't get out of his own way with the fouls. Gary Harris went down today with a strained left adductor which could cost him some time, so we're expecting a big spike in minutes vs. the Pistons on Monday. At least Porter will be well-rested, right?
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
LeBron James hit a couple of late baskets vs the Hawks on Monday night, finishing with 21 points, seven boards, nine assists, two steals and a block in the win. James was quiet scoring the ball until the final 72 seconds when he scored the Lakers final nine points of the game to ice the win over the Hawks. He only took 12 shots but went 9-of-11 at the line and made two 3-pointers, rounding out his night by stuffing the stat sheet in 36 minutes.
Nuggets vs. Lakers Betting Prediction
The over is 24-8-2 in the last 34 meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Los Angeles. The over is also 8-1 in the Nuggets’ last nine games as an underdog, is 5-1 in their last six road games and is 42-19-3 in their last 64 games overall. On the other side, the over has cashed in four of the Lakers’ last five games when playing on two days of rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NUGGETS/LAKERS OVER 219.5