Lakers vs Nuggets Game 1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Betting Trends & Predictions

Written by on September 18, 2020

Los Angeles (52-19, 8-2) is a healthy 6.5-point favorite against Denver (46-27, 8-6) when the Lakers face off with the Nuggets on Friday (September 18, 2020). The points total for the matchup is set at 212. Friday’s playoff matchup is the NBA’s only action on the day. Tip-off for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals is slated for 9:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

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Betting Information

Lakers vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -6.5 -110 -110 212 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Los Angeles has taken three of its four head-to-head meetings with Denver this year. Both the Lakers and the Nuggets are 2-2 against the spread in those outings.

Lakers vs Nuggets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/10/2020 Lakers -5 223 -210 175 124-121 LAL
2/12/2020 Lakers -3.5 220.5 -157 131 120-116 LAL
12/22/2019 Lakers -2 208.5 -141 118 128-104 DEN
12/3/2019 Nuggets -3 208 -141 119 105-96 LAL

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 38 of 81 games this season (46.9%).
  • Los Angeles is strong against the spread, going 43-37-1 on the season.
  • When favored by at least 6.5 points, the Lakers have fared well against the spread, compiling a 21-20-1 record.
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Nuggets Betting Information

  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in half of their games this season — 43 of 87.
  • Denver has a 44-39-3 record against the spread, covering in 51.2% of their contests.
  • When they are 6.5-point underdogs, the Nuggets have a record ATS of 7-4.
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Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Nuggets Total Facts
Games Over 212 % of Games Over 212 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 56 69.1% 113.5 224.1 107.3 216.3 220.9
Nuggets 58 66.7% 110.6 224.1 109 216.3 219.6

Lakers Leaders

  • Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in scoring (26.1 points per game) and rebounding (9.3 rebounds per game).
  • The squad is led in assists by LeBron James’ 10.2 per game.
  • Davis leads Los Angeles in both blocks and steals, averaging 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.
  • James hits 2.2 threes per game to lead the Lakers.

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in all things points, rebounds and assists, averaging 19.9 points, 9.7 grabbing rebounds and serving up 7.0 assists per game.
  • Nobody on Denver grabs more steals than Gary Harris (1.4 per game) or blocks more shots than Bol Bol (1.0 per game).
  • Jamal Murray makes more threes per game than any other member of the Nuggets, cashing in 1.9 treys per game.

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