The Denver Nuggets host the Los Angeles Lakers at Ball Arena in the 2023-24 opener for both squads, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. The Lakers are 5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is set at 227 points for this matchup.
Nuggets vs. Lakers Betting Odds
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Injury Report as of October 21
Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: Out (Knee)
|Spread Pick||Nuggets (-5)|
|Total Pick||Over (227)|
Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.
Nuggets vs. Lakers Stat Rankings (2022-23)
|Nuggets Avg. (Rank)||Lakers Avg. (Rank)|
|115.8 (12th)||Points Scored||117.2 (6th)|
|112.5 (8th)||Points Allowed||116.6 (20th)|
|43.0 (18th)||Rebounds||45.7 (6th)|
|10.1 (16th)||Off. Rebounds||10.0 (18th)|
|11.8 (18th)||3pt Made||10.8 (24th)|
|28.9 (2nd)||Assists||25.3 (15th)|
|13.8 (20th)||Turnovers||13.5 (16th)|
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Nuggets Key Players (Stats from 2022-23)
|Michael Porter Jr.||62||17.4||5.5||1.0||0.6||0.5||3.0|
Lakers Key Players (Stats from 2022-23)
- The Nuggets were 44-37-1 against the spread last season.
- As 5-point favorites or more, the Nuggets went 21-18-1 against the spread last year.
- There were 37 Denver games (out of 82) that went over the total last year.
- The Nuggets games had more than 227 points on 46 occasions last season.
- The over/under in this matchup is 227 points, 1.3 fewer than the average total in last season’s Denver contests.
- The Lakers had 40 wins in 82 games against the spread last season.
- As 5-point underdogs or greater, the Lakers went 10-17-1 against the spread last season.
- Of Los Angeles’ 82 games last season, 43 hit the over.
- Lakers games finished with more than 227 points scored 53 times last year.
- The average total for Los Angeles’ games last season was 233.8 points, 6.8 more than this game’s over/under.
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