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  • Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers predictions for Friday’s NBA game
  • Los Angeles Lakers are 4-4 at the Staples Center this season
  • Denver Nuggets are an impressive 7-3 on the road
  • Full game preview and predictions
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Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Tips 

This matchup looks set to be a thrilling encounter between two in-form teams. The Lakers are the defending NBA champions and are currently second in the Western Conference Pacific Division. Denver are second in the Western Conference Northwest Division. 

I’m picking LA to continue their great form with a hard fought victory over a dangerous Nuggets team, with a 10.0 points or less margin.

  • LA Lakers .727 winning percentage is the second highest in the NBA this season
  • LA Lakers come into this game hot off a 121-99 thrashing of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday
  • LA Lakers have won 12 and lost just four games thus far in 2021
  • Denver Nuggets are 12-8 this season with a .600 and could yet miss the playoffs 
  • Denver Nuggets last outing saw them end Utah Jazz’s 11-game winning streak

Head to Head

Historically, the LA Lakers and the Denver Nuggets have met 179 times. The Lakers lead the head-to-head 108-71. 

Last season the Lakers won three out of four meetings with the Nuggets. Friday’s game will be their first of the 2020-2021 season.

Los Angeles Lakers Form

The Lakers are battling it out with city-rivals the Los Angeles Clippers for bragging rights in the Pacific Division, with the Clippers just edging them at the moment. 

LeBron James led the Lakers to their first NBA championship in ten year's last season, and is hotly tipped by many to do the same in 2021.

Certainly, their record of twelve wins from 16 games this year is championship-winning form.
Lakers Team News 

LeBron James and Anthony Davis are already showing excellent form, and they have been joined this season by the emergence of Alex Caruso and Kyle Kuzma as genuine forces to be reckoned with. 

While the Lakers will be missing key players in Jared Dudley and Kostas Antetokounmpo for Friday’s game against Denver, they will still likely have too much firepower for the Nuggets to cope with.

Denver Nuggets Form 

The Nuggets are fourth overall in the Western Conference, and will need to continue their recent form if they are to secure a playoff place. 

Denver had a wretched start to the season, losing three of their four opening games in December, but they turned things around in January, finishing 11-5 for the month, and culminating with their 128-117 upset win over a red-hot Utah Jazz.  

Denver have lost just once in their last seven games. Ominously for the Lakers, they are far better on the road than at home, posting seven wins from 10 away fixtures. 

Nuggets Team News 

Nuggets’ regulars PJ Dozier and Gary Harris will miss Friday’s clash against the LA Lakers due to injuries, and Greg Whittington will also remain sidelined.

The Nuggets’ dangerous pairing of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic will be fit to face the Lakers. Both men have been in excellent form this season, with Murray averaging 18.9 points per game, and Jokic 26.8. 

Indeed, Jokic is shaping up to becoming one the outstanding players in the NBA right now. 

LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets FAQs

When is LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets take place?

LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets starts at 2.05pm AEDT on Friday, February 5.

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The Nuggets have been impressive on the road. But the Lakers are tipped to edge a tight game at home.

Best Bet: Lakers Win Moneyline @-200.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Lakers by 1-10 Winning Margin @170.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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