Nuggets vs. Lakers: High-Altitude Showdown of NBA Titans!

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Denver Nuggets

Nuggets

41W-19L

Denver Nuggets

March 02, 2024

09:30PM EST

Odds: 227.0 o/u

Lakers

33W-28L

Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers

Alright, sports junkies, buckle up because the NBA is serving us another juicy match-up tonight! The Denver Nuggets, boasting a solid 41W-19L record, are packing up their altitude advantage and heading to the glitzy Crypto.com Arena to face off against the Hollywood’s own, the 33W-28L Los Angeles Lakers. The ball starts bouncing at 09:30PM EST, so clear your schedule, grab your snacks, and get comfy. In the Wild Wild West, the Nuggets are just 1.0 game behind the conference leader, while the Lakers are trailing by 6.5 games. The bookies have set the over/under at 227.0, with the Nuggets line at 1.0, and the Lakers at -1.0. Both teams are riding high on recent victories; the Lakers just edged out WAS 134-131, and the Nuggets barely escaped the Heat with a 103-100 win. So, who’s ready for some high-stakes, high-altitude basketball action?

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 02, 2024 09:30PM EST
Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles

Vegas Odds

Opening Odds: Denver Nuggets -105, Los Angeles Lakers -115; Over/Under: 229.5 points
Recent Odds: Denver Nuggets -105 0, Los Angeles Lakers -115 0; Over/Under: 227.0 points -2.5

Team Performance

den Team Logo
LAST 10
7W-3L
AWAY
16W-13L

51.2% Win Probability

lal Team Logo
LAST 10
7W-3L
HOME
21W-8L

48.8% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
02/08/24 Denver Nuggets DEN 29 30 24 31 114 Under
Los Angeles Lakers LAL 23 26 30 27 106
10/24/23 Los Angeles Lakers LAL 20 34 26 27 107 Under
Denver Nuggets DEN 34 29 24 32 119
01/09/23 Los Angeles Lakers LAL 23 25 31 30 109 Over
Denver Nuggets DEN 29 33 32 28 122
12/16/22 Denver Nuggets DEN 32 33 23 20 108 Over
Los Angeles Lakers LAL 33 31 29 33 126
10/30/22 Denver Nuggets DEN 31 20 34 25 110 Over
Los Angeles Lakers LAL 26 29 38 28 121
10/26/22 Los Angeles Lakers LAL 22 32 17 28 99 Under
Denver Nuggets DEN 26 28 32 24 110
04/10/22 Los Angeles Lakers LAL 36 33 26 40 11 146 Over
Denver Nuggets DEN 33 36 39 27 6 141
04/03/22 Denver Nuggets DEN 24 38 33 34 129 Over
Los Angeles Lakers LAL 28 33 33 24 118
01/15/22 Los Angeles Lakers LAL 29 31 19 17 96 Over
Denver Nuggets DEN 34 39 29 31 133

Starting Lineups

Nuggets Notable Injuries

  • Jamal Murray GTD (PG): Avg: 20.5pts, 3.6reb, 6.3ast, 31.1 minutes. Last game: 02/29/24. Impact: 5.7
  • Braxton Key OUT (PF): Avg: 1.0pts, 0.8reb, 0.5ast, 3.2 minutes. Last game: 02/25/24. Impact: 0.5

Lakers Notable Injuries

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Nuggets Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #16 #1 #11 #9 -9.3%
PF #14 #17 #10 #12 -3.3%
PG #22 #18 #29 #23 5.0%
SF #9 #28 #10 #14 -0.3%
SG #3 #5 #15 #3 -7.8%

Lakers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #17 #28 #25 #25 10.2%
PF #20 #22 #23 #24 6.0%
PG #10 #10 #14 #7 -6.4%
SF #28 #22 #28 #30 13.9%
SG #13 #12 #21 #8 -4.5%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
112.8
121.2
Rebounds per Game
45.6
41.5
Assists per Game
30.5
30.1
Steals per Game
7.8
6.8
Blocks per Game
6.0
6.4
Shots per Game
90.0
90.1
3-Pointers Made per Game
11.5
12.2
2-Pt Percentage per Game
55.3
57.5
3-Pt Percentage per Game
35.3
38.8
Turnovers per Game
13.2
10.4
Fouls per Game
17.2
14.2

Recent Trends

  • LeBron James (SF/PF) is on a notable streak, exceeding 30 points in 2 consecutive games.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 70.4% to 32.8, 19.2 min average previous 3 games.
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (C): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 47.1% to 16.4, 31.0 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Nuggets have a 2-game winning streak on the road. Overall, they are on a 5-game winning streak. The Lakers have a 4-game winning streak at home. Overall, they are on a 2-game winning streak.

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