Nuggets at Lakers - 11/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (1-2) at Los Angeles Lakers (0-3)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers PK -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, ALT2, TWC SN
The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Denver Nuggets look to get back to a .500 record after a 1-2 start. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 92 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 16 points and 4.7 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 13.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.3 assists and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are forcing 17.3 turnovers per game and allowing 32.4 percent shooting from downtown. However, the Nuggets have scored just 171 points in their last two games. The Nuggets have lost six of their last seven road games. Joffrey Lauvergne and Nikola Jokic are questionable.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for their first win after a tough 0-3 start. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 106 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 48 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.3 points and two assists. Louis Williams is dishing 2.3 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting just 29.1 percent from three and not playing much defense. The Lakers have lost 11 straight games when allowing 100 or more points. Kobe is taking 17 shots per game, six more than any other player. Brandon Bass is questionable with an eye injury.
The Nuggets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Pacific. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Nuggets have some young guys who are actually showing fight and playing hard at both ends of the court. The Lakers aren't playing a lick of defense and are being held back offensively due to Kobe throwing up 20 shots and missing 18 of them. Give me the Nuggets in a toss-up game.