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Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/20/2020 Odds Picks and Prediction

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Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9-20-2020 Odds Picks and Prediction

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/20/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers drew first blood in their first encounter with the Denver Nuggets and they hope to take a commanding lead in their next matchup. Game 2 is slated to happen on Sunday, September 20 at the AdventHealth in Wesley Chapel, Florida. It will be TNT that will be covering the game and live broadcast begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For those who prefer watching online, the live stream will be available through NBA League Pass subscription or at SofaScore. The Denver Nuggets are looking to bounce back from a tough loss but they are still picked as the underdogs by NBA Betting in their next game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/20/2020

When: September 20, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: AdventHealth Arena, Wesley Chapel, Florida
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/20/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Denver Nuggets +7.5 (-110) 214 o (-110) +260

Los Angeles Lakers
-7.5 (-110) 214 u (-110) -320
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Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets looked like a team that lost its luster after being defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1, 114-126. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray provided 21 points each for the team. Murray had five assists and three triples while Jokic added six rebounds, two assists and a block. Michael Porter Jr. had a better output giving the team a double-double off the bench with 14 points and 10 board. He also had four assists, a steal and shot 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Jerami Grand had a rough night as he only shot 3-of-11 from the field to finishe the game with just 9 points.

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 25.28

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 25.12

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 dominated the Denver Nuggets in their first encounter this series and led as much as 27 points. Anthony Davis led the scoring charge with 37 ppoints, 10 rebounds and four assists while LeBron James had a 15 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a good scoring output with 18 points. Dwight Howard looked like his old form with 13 points and two blocks off the bench while Kyle Kuzma chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds. Rajon Rondo also had a notable night with 9 assists and two steals to go along with his seven points.

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 30.62

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 9/20/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver’s last 9 games.
Denver are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.
Denver are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Nuggets are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Denver are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games.
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against Denver.
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
LA Lakers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Denver.
Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
LA Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of LA Lakers’ last 17 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 6 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 probable Sunday vs Denver
LeBron James SF Ankle is probable Sunday vs Denver
Dion Waiters SG Groin is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Denver

Head-to-Head
Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Lakers
42-41-5 Against the Spread 44-37-1
44-41-3 Straight Up 38-44-0
107 Points per Game 115
110 Points Allowed per Game 106
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 Los Angeles Lakers came in with a well-planned attack and it reaped dividends. It will be difficult to imagine the Denver Nuggets bouncing from that one and that is why they are the underdogs by Top Online Sportsbook in Game 2 and the Lakers are poised to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Lakers as the favored team is at -320 while the Nuggets are at +260 if they pull out an upset.

ATS: It is 7.5 points across the spread between both squads. The Lakers has the -7.5 while the Nuggets are at +7.5.

TOTALs: The given total for both teams in Game 2 is 214 points. Lakers are under and the Nuggets are over.

Score Prediction: 115 – 105 Lakers