Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 4/10/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Denver Nuggets (48-33) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers (32-49) at Ball Arena on Sunday.
The Lakers stepped onto the hardwood against the Thunder and earned the victory with a final of 120-101 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (41 out of 82) and converted 9 out of their 31 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Lakers converted 29 of their 39 tries for a rate of 74.4%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 45 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 23 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and having 8 steals. In the matter of defending, Los Angeles allowed 45.5% from the field on 40 out of 88 shooting. Oklahoma City distributed 44 dimes and had 21 steals in the game. In addition, Oklahoma City grabbed 35 rebounds (9 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Oklahoma City ended up shooting 78.9% at the charity stripe by converting 15 of 19 tries. They also converted 6 of their 29 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Lakers walked away with 17 while the Thunder accumulated 14 fouls.
Stanley Johnson is a player who was a factor in this contest. He notched 21 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes and also collected 8 rebounds. Johnson finished 50.0% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Los Angeles enters this one with a record of 32-49 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 43.9 boards per game and has accounted for 1,942 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 16th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Lakers are hitting 34.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (966 of 2,783) and 72.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 111.7 points per game (11th in basketball) while going 46.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Lakers have forced 14.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.9 fouls. They concede 35.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 26th in the NBA in opponents points per game (114.8). The Lakers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.0% (3,442 of 7,324) and they concede 46.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 27th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 2,121 conceded for the campaign.
For their last game, the Nuggets went home victorious with a score of 122-109 against the Grizzlies. The Nuggets pulled down 35 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Grizzlies were called for 12 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Nuggets to the charity stripe for 25 tries. They were able to make 22 of the free throws for a clip of 88.0%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Denver converted 12 out of 30 attempts (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Nuggets walked away from this one shooting 44 out of 80 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.0%. The Nuggets allowed the Grizzlies to bury 42 out of 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.2% in the game. They went 39.3% from beyond the arc via 11 out of 28 and ended up shooting 14 out of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). In relation to rebounding, Denver allowed Memphis to snag 24 in all (10 offensive).
Nikola Jokic was important for the Nuggets in the matchup. Jokic accumulated 35 points in his 35 minutes on the court and tallied 6 assists for the game. He converted 16 of 24 for the contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 16 rebounds.
Denver has a win-loss mark of 48-33 on the year. The Nuggets commit 19.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 79.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.7 times per contest (3rd in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per game. Denver has totaled 9,102 points this year (112.4 per game) and they pull down 44.1 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Nuggets are connecting on 48.2% from the floor, which ranks 2nd in the NBA.
The Denver defense gives up 34.6% on 3-point attempts (955 of 2,763) and opponents are making 75.3% of their foul shots. They concede 25.4 assists and 42.3 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 22nd and 4th in basketball. The Nuggets on the defensive side of the court are 14th in the NBA in points given up per game with 110.0. They are forcing 12.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (22nd in the NBA).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver
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