Lakers vs Nuggets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -2
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (40-12, 1st in the Pacific Division) head to Pepsi Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Denver Nuggets (38-16, 1st in the Northwest Division). The odds on this game have Denver as 2 point favorites. The over/under is set at 230.
The Lakers cover the spread 52.9% of the time, having gone 27-24-1 ATS. Denver covers the spread 52.0% of the time, going 26-24-4 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/10/20 SG Will Barton Knee is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
02/10/20 F Michael Porter Jr. Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
01/22/20 PF Mason Plumlee Foot is out 2-4 weeks
Anthony Davis averages 26.5 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 9.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. LeBron James comes into this game averaging 24.8 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 10.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Nikola Jokic averages 20.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes 6.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Gary Harris scores 10.2 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 107.2 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 114.6 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets give up 106.4 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest. Denver is 19th in the NBA with 110.3 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26.4. The Nuggets are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.3.
The Lakers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 4th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Los Angeles is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Denver is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 10th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 20th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles +2 and over 230 total points
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