Monday, March 13, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Monday, March 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 20-45. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 31-35. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.7 points per game and surrendering 110.9, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Julius Randle averages 12.8 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
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Wilson Chandler averages 16.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Los Angeles averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.68 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 111 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Denver averages 110.7 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.21 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 5th with 15.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 112.7. In terms of pace they average 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 112.6 and they have a defensive rating of 112.9. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-35-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-29-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 35-30-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 41-24-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/12/17 F Wilson Chandler Groin probable Monday vs. LA Lakers
03/10/17 F Kenneth Faried Back out indefinitely
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +8.5
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