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  • Denver Nuggets at LA Lakers expert tips for Sunday, 3rd March
  • Tip-off is at 12:40 PM AEDT at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
  • Denver Nuggets likely to beat LA Lakers for the third consecutive time
  • Despite recent win streak, Lakers might struggle against Nuggets' superior offense
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Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA Basketball Betting Tips 


The Denver Nuggets will extend their current win streak to 6 as they beat the Lakers at home for the third consecutive time.

Denver travel to LA in a one game road trip after securing two important wins at home agains the Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat. Prior to this 5 game winning streak that the Nuggets are on they had lost 3 in a row with two of those losses coming against the Kings. The team has blown out the cobwebs from the periodic form slump and will be ready to take on the Lakers who they have beaten in 7 straight games including their 4-0 sweep in last years playoffs.

The Lakers come into this game with a renewed vigour having won 9 of their last 12 games. They were able to beat the Celtics, Knicks and Clippers during the run but one of the three losses they suffered was just against the Denver Nuggets 114-106 at Crypto Arena.

The Nuggets offensive capabilities far outweigh the Lakers defensive structure and my expectation is that this game will not be close. 

  • Denver make the 5th most amount of FG’s in the NBA (43.6)
  • LA allow their opponents an average of 44 FG’s per game, 24th in the league
  • The Nuggets are the 6th best team in Scoring Defence allowing only 110.2 pts/gm
  • The Lakers are scoring at 121.7 in their last 3 games but on the season rank 12th at 117.3 pts/gm

Head to Head 


2023-24 Match Results:

Feb 24: LAL 106-114 DEN
Oct 23: DEN 119-107 LAL

2022-23 Season Series: 

The series was split 2-2 with each team holding home court. Denver have covered 6 of the last 10 games and the Over/Under has gone 3-7-0 across the same period. 

Denver Nuggets Form


Denver are gearing for yet another Play-Offs run with their team edging closer and closer to peak performance for every week. 

The Nuggets are 10th in Rebounding and 5th in Assists showcasing their top level performance across the court. 

Denver are 1 game behind Minnesota for top seed in the Western Conference but are very unlikely to drop out of the top 4.

Denver Nuggets Team News


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jamal Murray are both listed as questionable at time of publishing.

LA Lakers Form


The Lakers will need to ensure they stay consistent on the defensive end if they are to have any chance at beating the Nuggets on Sunday. They allowed 131 points to the Wizards last game and haven’t held a team under 100 since December 7. 

The next 7 games for LA are all against teams with a better record than themselves with three of those games against teams also vying for Play-Off/Play-In seeding in the Western Conference.

LA Lakers Team News


LeBron James is questionable but he has had two full days rest so should be right to go.

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What time does Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers NBA start?

The Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers starts at 12:40 pm AEDT

Verdict

I can’t find a narrative which says the Lakers beat the Nuggets. Denver are better in attack and defence and would have to essentially not show up to allow the Lakers to get on top of them. 

I’m so confident that i am taking an alternate line to increase the odds for Denver aswell as taking the Lakers team total Under.
Best Bet1: Nuggets -2.5 Alternate Line @6/5 at Justbet - 3 Units
Best Bet2: Under 114.5 Lakers Team Total @6/7 at Puntnow - 2 Units
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