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 – 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
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/18/2020 Betting Odds
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
Denver are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Will Barton SG Knee is out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo PG Back is “?” Friday vs Denver
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