The Los Angeles Lakers (40-12) will visit the Denver Nuggets (38-16) at the Pepsi Center. The Lakers have won two straight games against low quality opponents but Denver will be different as they’ve won four straight and are on a quest to be a high seed in the playoffs too.
The Lakers are led by Anthony Davis who averages 26.5 points per game along with 9.2 rebounds per game. LeBron James averages a team-high 10.7 assists per game. The Lakers score 114.6 points per game and allow 107.2 points per game from the opposition. LAL shoots 48.8 percent from the field and snag 46.2 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are on a four-game winning streak and have played very well at home recently. Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in all categories with 20.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game. Not bad for a big man who can do it all. The Nuggets average 110.3 points per game and allow 106.4 points against. Denver shoots 46.4 percent from the field and brings down 44.9 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Head to Head
The Lakers and the Denver Nuggets have played 177 games in the regular season with 106 victories for the Lakers and 71 for the Nuggets. The season series is split as both teams have won on the road.
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Stats
Los Angeles scores 114.6 points while allowing 107.2 points per game and is shooting 48.7 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from downtown and 73.4 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Lakers have three players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star center Anthony Davis. Davis scores an average of 26.5 points per game with a team high 9.2 caroms and leads Los Angeles with 2.7 blocked shots per game. Davis drains 30.9 percent of his triple attempts this season.
Denver scores 110-3 points while allowing 106.4 points per game and is shooting 46.4 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from downtown and 77.7 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Nuggets have six players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star center Nikola Jokic. Jokic scores an average of 20.6 points per game with a team-leading 10.6 caroms and leads Denver with 6.9 assists per game. Jokic drains 32.4 percent of his triple attempts this season
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets News
Missing players Lakers: DeMarcus Cousins(Knee) is out.
Missing players Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr. (Ankle), Mason Plumlee (Foot) and Will Barton (Knee) are out injured. PJ Dozier (Hip) is probable.
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Odds
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Predictions
The Lakers appear to be gearing up for their postseason run after scoring 125 points in back-to-back games against the Warriors and Suns. LeBron James and company will get a bit of a tuneup before the All-Star Break here against the banged-up Nuggets, who have won eight of their last 10 games. Denver was without Mason Plumlee, Will Barton, and Michael Porter Jr. against the Spurs but they will have a hard time competing with the Lakers without at least a couple of those guys in the lineup. The Lakers lead the league in second-chance points and will have a major advantage on the inside in this game. This game will be as close as it gets but in crunch time, the Nuggets will likely run away with this one with a couple big defensive stops to add to their winning streak of what will be five in a row. Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win and cover ATS 115-110.