Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 1/15/2022 NBA Spread and Picks
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 1/15/2022 – The Los Angeles Lakers are on back-to-back losses and they would do whatever it takes to avoid getting another losing streak. This team has to do that on the road and battle the Denver Nuggets this Saturday, January 15. The Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado will be the event venue while the game begins at exactly 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBATV will be putting the game on television while the online live stream is made available for NBA League Pass subscribers. The Denver Nuggets are expected by NBA betting lines to prolong the Los Angeles Lakers’ agony.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 1/15/2022
Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 1/15/2022 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers are now in a slump and they lost their last two games against the Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings. They are now placed seventh in the NBA Eastern Conference standings with their record at 21-21 and if they win this game, they overtake the Denver Nuggets who are right on top of them and get in the playoff picture. Lebron James has been starting at the center position and he had 34 points, seven rebounds, six assists and a block while Malik Monk backed him up with 22 points against the Kings. Austin Reaves came off the bench with 19 points and it was not enough to overcome Sacramento.
Players to watch: L. James SF 30 GP 30 GS 36.9 MIN 29.1 PTS 1.1 OR 6.3 DR 7.4 REB 6.6 AST 1.7 STL 1.1 BLK 3.2 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 27.34 PER
A. Davis PF 27 GP 27 GS 35.4 MIN 23.3 PTS 2.7 OR 7.1 DR 9.9 REB 2.9 AST 1.2 STL 2 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 23.33 PER
R. Westbrook PG 42 GP 42 GS 35.5 MIN 18.7 PTS 1.4 OR 6.8 DR 8.2 REB 8.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 4.4 TO 3.1 PF 1.8 AST/TO 15.25 PER.
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets have won three of their last four games and they carry a 21-19 record heading to this matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. After losing to the Los Angeles Clippers by two points, the Nuggets blew away the Portland Trail Blazers with the final score settling at 140-108. Will Barton was the team’s top scorer with 21 points while reigning MVP Nikola Jokic contributed across the board with 20 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two blocks. Jeff Green also had a good night as the starting forward doing 19 points while Facundo Campazzo finished with a double-double of 18 points and 12 assists.
Players to Watch:. N. Jokic C 35 GP 35 GS 32.7 MIN 25.5 PTS 2.7 OR 11.3 DR 14 REB 7 AST 1.3 STL 0.8 BLK 3.6 TO 2.4 PF 1.9 AST/TO 32.64 PER
W. Barton SF 35 GP 35 GS 32.6 MIN 15.3 PTS 0.7 OR 4.3 DR 4.9 REB 4.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 14.44 PER
A. Gordon PF 37 GP 37 GS 31.7 MIN 14 PTS 1.7 OR 4 DR 5.7 REB 2.2 AST 0.6 STL 0.6 BLK 1.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.3 AST/TO 15.33 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets 1/15/2022 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games.
Denver are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard C Knee is “?” Saturday vs Denver
Will Barton SG Neck injured last game, is probable Saturday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Lakers are seen as the riskier pick according to the top online sportsbook as the Denver Nuggets should maximize home-court advantage. Nikola Jokic will just be too tough for the Lakers to handle, especially in Denver.
Moneyline: The Lakers as the underdogs are given an ML of +138 while the favored Nuggets are -167.
ATS: It is 3.5 points between both teams on the ATS with the Nuggets at +3.5 while the Lakers are on the other side of the fence -3.5.
TOTALs: The total for both teams to dance on is at 221.5 points with the Lakers going over and the Nuggets are under.
Score Prediction: 115 – 111, Nuggets