Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a regular season record of 4-0. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 13.3 as they average 113 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 0-3. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 125.3 points per contest and give up 131.7, which is a point differential of -6.3.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 4-0-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 1-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 0-3-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/21/18 SF Brandon Ingram Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/29 vs Minnesota)
10/21/18 PG Rajon Rondo Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 10/27 vs San Antonio)
Gary Harris averages 21 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Nikola Jokic comes into this game averaging 23.3 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per night. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
LeBron James averages 27.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 39.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes 8.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Kyle Kuzma scores 21 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per game. He hauls in 5 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 99.8 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 23 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Denver averages 113 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 51.5 boards per contest and 25 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 12 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers give up 131.7 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 25 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 51.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest. Los Angeles is 2nd in the NBA with 125.3 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -6.3. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.3 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 28.0. The Lakers are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.3.
The Nuggets are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 99.9, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 2nd. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 20th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Lakers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 118.3, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 26th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 107.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 9th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver -2.5 and over 238.5 total points
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