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The Denver Nuggets (12-8) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (16-6) as underdogs after Nikola Jokic scored 47 points in the Nuggets’ 128-117 victory over the Jazz. The game airs on TNT at 10:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 4, 2021. The point total is in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of February 4, 2021, 1:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Nuggets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 4

Lakers:
Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Quad),
Jared Dudley: Out (Calf),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle)

Nuggets:
Greg Whittington: Out (Knee),
Gary Harris: Out (Left Adductor),
PJ Dozier: Out (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (-5)
Total Pick Over (219.5)
Prediction Lakers 114, Nuggets 108

The model projects the Lakers to win, just as FanDuel does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (6.0 to 5).

The FanDuel point total for this game is just 2.5 points lower than the model projection.

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 22 25.0 7.7 7.5 0.9 0.5 2.8
Anthony Davis 19 22.3 8.7 3.3 1.4 1.9 0.8
Dennis Schroder 22 13.6 3.6 4.3 0.9 0.1 1.0
Montrezl Harrell 22 13.2 6.3 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 22 9.9 5.7 1.0 0.2 0.6 1.7

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ PRA prop total for the contest is set at 40.5, 0.3 greater than his season average of 40.2.
  • Anthony Davis’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 35.5, 1.1 higher than his season average of 34.4.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots less than his season average of 2.8.
  • Davis’ steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Nuggets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Jokic 20 26.8 11.8 8.6 1.8 0.7 1.4
Jamal Murray 19 18.9 4.0 4.4 1.1 0.3 2.1
Michael Porter Jr. 10 16.6 6.5 1.0 1.2 0.9 2.7
Will Barton 20 11.1 4.0 3.1 0.8 0.6 1.6
JaMychal Green 16 10.8 6.6 1.1 0.6 0.1 2.1

Nuggets Player Props

  • Jokic’s rebounding prop over/under for the contest is posted at 10.5 boards, 1.3 rebounds less than his season average of 11.8.
  • Michael Porter Jr.’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 1.2 shots lower than his season average of 2.7.
  • Jokic’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals less than his season average of 1.8.

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers are shooting 48% from the field this season, 0.8 percentage points higher than the 47.2% the Nuggets allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles has a 7-5 record against the spread and a 9-3 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 47.2% from the field.
  • Denver is 7-3 against the spread and 9-1 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 48% from the field.
  • The Nuggets have shot at a 48.3% clip from the field this season, 3.1 percentage points greater than the 45.2% shooting opponents of the Lakers have averaged.
  • Denver is 8-8 against the spread and 10-6 overall when it shoots better than 45.2% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 9-8 against the spread and 12-5 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 48.3% from the field.
  • The Lakers’ 38.1% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 0.6 percentage points higher than opponents of the Nuggets have shot from deep (37.5%).
  • Los Angeles has a 6-3 record against the spread and an 8-1 record overall when the team knocks down more than 37.5% of its three-point shots.
  • Denver has put up a 7-4 against the spread while going 9-2 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 38.1% from downtown.
  • The Nuggets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (38.4%) is only 4.1 percentage points higher than opponents of the Lakers are averaging (34.3%).
  • Denver is 6-6 ATS and 7-5 overall when the team hits more than 34.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles has a 9-6 ATS record and an 11-4 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 38.4% from three-point distance.
  • The Lakers make 11.6 three-pointers per game this season, 1.6 fewer made shots on average than the 13.2 per game the Nuggets allow.
  • When Denver makes more threes than its opponents, it is 4-3 against the spread and 5-2 overall. When Los Angeles is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 3-7 ATS and 4-6 straight up.
  • The Lakers make the 23rd-most three-pointers in the league, while the Nuggets allow the 25th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Lakers vs Nuggets Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Nuggets AVG Nuggets Rank
15th 111.8 Points Scored 116.6 3rd
1st 104 Points Allowed 111.7 16th
8th 45.7 Rebounds 45 9th
18th 9.9 Off. Rebounds 11.1 6th
23rd 11.6 3pt Made 13.2 12th
16th 24.5 Assists 27.1 4th
17th 13.9 Turnovers 13.4 9th

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