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Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/18/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9-18-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/18/2020 – The NBA Western Conference is now down to two teams with the Denver Nuggets taking on the Los Angeles Lakers. Game 1 will commence this Friday, September 18 and it will be at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida located at “The Bubble” It will be TNT that will hold the broadcast rights for this exciting matchup and live coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Live stream watchers can view through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. It is forecasted by NBA Betting that the well-rested Los Angeles Lakers will be taking this early victory with a wide margin over the Denver Nuggets.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/18/2020

When: September 18, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: AdventHealth Arena, Wesley Chapel, Florida
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/18/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Denver Nuggets +7 (-110) 211 o (-110) +243

Los Angeles Lakers
-7 (-110) 211 u (-110) -285
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Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets shocked the entire basketball world by chasing another 3-1 lead and this time overcoming a legit championship contender with the Los Angeles Clippers. Nikola Jokic proved that he belongs to the NBA elite as he is a triple-double threat every night while Jamal Murray can erupt at any time and produce 40 points. Michael Porter Jr. showed that his potential in the previous series and will be a factor coming off the bench. Gary Harris is showing his old form and can be a good boost to keep the backcourt defense from crowding Murray. Paul Millsap is also a player that shown his veteran leadership and IQ in the Clippers series.

Players to Watch: J. Murray PG GP 14 GS 14 MIN 39.1 PTS 27.1 OR 1.1 DR 3.9 REB 5 AST 6.4 STL 0.9 BLK 0.2 TO 2.3 PF 2.3 AST/TO 2.8 PER 25.27

N. Jokic C GP 14 GS 14 MIN 37.6 PTS 25.4 OR 1.7 DR 9.1 REB 10.8 AST 6 STL 0.7 BLK 0.9 TO 3.5 PF 3.2 AST/TO 1.7 PER 25.11

M. Porter Jr. PF GP 14 GS 3 MIN 24.5 PTS 11.1 OR 1.2 DR 5.7 REB 6.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.6 BLK 0.4 TO 1.1 PF 2 AST/TO 0.6 PER 15.42.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers are now the favorites to become the 2020 NBA Champions and they can’t be too confident against the Denver Nuggets who chased two consecutive 3-1 leads and prevailed. Much is expected from Anthony Davis to outplay Nikola Jokic in this series while LeBron James is expected to be as dominant as he can be. Rajon Rondo came alive in their series against the Houston Rockets and gave the Lakers a new weapon to unleash. Kyle Kuzma, Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope proved they can be potent contributors. Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee are expected to help in defending Jokic.

Players to watch: A. Davis PF GP 10 GS 10 MIN 34.9 PTS 27.6 OR 2.9 DR 8 REB 10.9 AST 4.1 STL 1.1 BLK 1.5 TO 2.6 PF 2.2 AST/TO 1.6 PER 31.88

L. James SF GP 10 GS 10 MIN 34.2 PTS 26.6 OR 0.8 DR 9.5 REB 10.3 AST 8.8 STL 1.6 BLK 1.1 TO 4.6 PF 1.8 AST/TO 1.9 PER 30.61

K. Kuzma PF GP 10 GS 0 MIN 24.4 PTS 11 OR 0.9 DR 2.8 REB 3.7 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 0.5 TO 0.7 PF 2.5 AST/TO 1.4 PER 12.62.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/18/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver’s last 8 games.
Denver are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
Denver are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against LA Lakers.
Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Denver are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Denver are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of LA Lakers’ last 19 games against Denver.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Lakers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games when playing at home against Denver.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Lakers’ last 16 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in September.

Injuries

Denver Nuggets

Will Barton SG Knee is out indefinitely
Vlatko Cancar SF Foot is out indefinitely

Los Angeles Lakers

Rajon Rondo PG Back is “?” Friday vs Denver
LeBron James SF Groin is probable Friday vs Denver
Dion Waiters SG Groin is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Denver

Head-to-Head
Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Lakers
42-40-5 Against the Spread 43-37-1
43-41-3 Straight Up 37-44-0
107 Points per Game 114
109 Points Allowed per Game 105
47.19 Offensive FG% 48.15
78.21 Offensive FT% 72.88
36.43 Offensive 3PT% 35
46.34 Defensive FG% 44.63
76.22 Defensive FT% 78.12
36.17 Defensive 3PT% 35.15

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

The Denver Nuggets are still on a high after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in the last series. Heading to Game 1, the Los Angeles Lakers are still the best bet to win by Top Online Sportsbook and take first blood in this best-of-seven series by a wide margin.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Lakers s the favored team is -285 while the Nuggets are at +243.

ATS: It is a wide seven points between both teams for this matchup. Lakers own -7 while the Nuggets are on the other side with +7.

TOTALs: It is 211 points on the total for Game 1 and it will be the Lakers expected to go under and the Nuggets are over.

Score Prediction: 109 – 100 Lakers