Nuggets Vs Lakers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – April 3, 2022

Written By Staff on April 2, 2022

Two of the NBA’s best scorers hit the court when Nikola Jokic (ninth, 26.6 points per game) and the Denver Nuggets (45-33) visit LeBron James (first, 30.3) and the Los Angeles Lakers (31-46). The Nuggets (-2.5) meet the Lakers (+120 to win) on Sunday at 3:30 PM ET on ABC. The point total is set at 231.5 in the matchup.

The insights in this article use the latest odds as of April 3, 2022 at 1:09 PM ET.

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Nuggets vs Lakers Betting Odds

Nuggets Vs. Lakers Player Props

Injury Report as of April 3

Nuggets:
Zeke Nnaji: Out (Ankle),
Vlatko Cancar: Out (Foot),
Michael Porter Jr.: Out (Back),
Jamal Murray: Out (Knee),
Jeff Green: Out (Personal)

Lakers:
Carmelo Anthony: Day To Day (Illness),
Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Foot),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)

Stat Rankings

Nuggets Offense Stats (Rank) Lakers Defense
112.1 (10) Points/Gm 114.6 (26)
26.4 (5) Possessions/Game 17.3 (9)
48.2 (2) Field Goal % 46.8 (21)
35.4 (14) 3PT % 35.1 (17)
55.5 (2) Effective FG % 53.7 (21)
58.9 (2) True Shooting % 56.9 (19)
Lakers Offense Stats (Rank) Nuggets Defense
111.5 (12) Points/Gm 109.8 (13)
17.3 (21) Possessions/Game 26.4 (26)
46.8 (8) Field Goal % 46.8 (21)
34.9 (20) 3PT % 34.4 (7)
53.7 (11) Effective FG % 53.6 (20)
56.5 (17) True Shooting % 56.8 (18)
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Nuggets and Lakers Betting Records

  • Denver has won 35 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing 43 times.
  • When playing as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, the Nuggets have an ATS record of 20-24-1.
  • In Denver’s 78 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 43 times.
  • Los Angeles has compiled a 32-44-1 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Lakers are 15-15 ATS this year when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • A total of 44 Los Angeles games this season have hit the over.

Head to Head

Jeff Green (26 points) led the Nuggets past James (25 points) and the Lakers in their last matchup on January 15, 2022. The Nuggets were favored by 4 points in the game, and covered the spread. The 229 total points in the matchup went over the 225-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Result
1/15/2022 Nuggets Nuggets -4 225 133-96 DEN*
  • 1/15/2022 DNP – Lakers: Carmelo Anthony

Nuggets Leaders

  • Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring (26.6 points per game), rebounding (13.6 per game) and assists (eight per game).
  • Will Barton is the top three-point shooter for the Nuggets, connecting on 2.1 per game.
  • Jokic leads Denver in both blocks and steals, averaging 0.9 blocks and 1.4 steals per game.

Lakers Leaders

  • James leads the team in both scoring (30.3 points per game) and rebounding (8.2 rebounds per game).
  • Russell Westbrook puts in work handing out assists and is Los Angeles’ assist leader with 7.1 per game.
  • James makes more threes per game than any other member of the Lakers, averaging 2.9 treys per game.
  • One Los Angeles player is its leader in both steals and blocks. James averages 1.3 steals per game and 1.1 blocks per game.

Predictions

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