Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets head into this matchup with a mark of 9-6. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 108.5 points per contest while giving up 105.4 per game. The Lakers have an overall record of 6-10. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 107.4, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Will Barton comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.2 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.7 assists per game and 11.6 rebounds per contest for Denver. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kyle Kuzma has scored 16.4 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season for the Lakers. He hauls in 7 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 21.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 108.5 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.07 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 16 per game. The Nuggets allow 105.4 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 18th in the NBA with 104.3 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.19. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 47.6 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 21.6. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 17.6. The Lakers give up 107.4 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.6 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Denver is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Los Angeles is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league. The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 99.6, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 24th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4.5
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