Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/27/2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 4 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 11-8. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.5 as they average 114.2 points per game while giving up 112.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 13-7. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 110.0 points per contest and give up 103.2, which is a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-12-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 11-9-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 7-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/26/18 F Paul Millsap Knee injured last game, is probable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
11/24/18 G Gary Harris Achilles missed last game, is questionable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
LeBron James averages 28.3 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.9 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this game averaging 16.4 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Gary Harris averages 16.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Nikola Jokic scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.9 rebounds per contest and has 7.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 112.7 points per contest which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 114.2 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets give up 103.2 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 41.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest. Denver is 16th in the NBA with 110.0 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.9 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.4. The Nuggets are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.8.
The Lakers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Denver is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 4th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver -4 and under 211.5 total points
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