Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Betting Tips 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 4.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 42-21. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.9 as they average 112.1 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 30-34 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 112.3 points per game and surrender 113.9, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 34-29-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-34-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-37-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-38-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/04/19 F Trey Lyles Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/04/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Denver
03/04/19 F Kyle Kuzma Ankle left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Denver
03/04/19 G Lance Stephenson Toe is questionable Wednesday vs Denver
03/04/19 C Tyson Chandler Neck is questionable Wednesday vs Denver
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out indefinitely
Jamal Murray averages 18.3 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
LeBron James averages 27.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 8.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Kyle Kuzma averages 18.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 24.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Denver averages 112.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 27.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 113.9 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Los Angeles is 13th in the league with 112.3 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 25.3. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 11th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Lakers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 13th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -4.5
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