Lakers vs. Nuggets Player Props & Predictions – Saturday, Mar 2

Los Angeles Lakers guard Austin Reaves (15) moves the ball up court against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Arena.
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If you’re on the hunt for predictions regarding Lakers vs. Nuggets, look no further. The Nuggets are hitting the road to challenge the Lakers on Saturday, Mar 2 at 8:30 ET. Currently, the total is 227.5, with Nuggets being favored by 1. Check out our Lakers vs. Nuggets player props and predictions.

Lakers vs. Nuggets Odds

  • Spread: Nuggets -1
  • Total 227.5

Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, Mar 2
  • Time: 8:30 ET
  • Location: Arena, Los Angeles CA
  • TV: ABC

Nuggets Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Nuggets have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Denver has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 113 points per game while allowing 109. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Nuggets have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Lakers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Lakers have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games at home, the Lakers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 113 points per game in these contests.
  • Los Angeles has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.

Can the Nuggets Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Today, the Nuggets will look to extend their winning streak to six games as they take on the Lakers. Denver is currently favored by 1 point. In their last game, the Nuggets defeated the Heat by a score of 103-97.

Denver’s O/U record for the season is 21-38-1, and the under has hit in each of their last three games. This year, their games have averaged 224.6 points per game, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 227.5.

Against the spread, Denver is 26-32 this season and 12-18 ATS on the road. As the favorite, they have a record of 22-27 ATS, and they have been favored in 38 of their 60 games.

In the Western Conference, the Nuggets are currently in 3rd place with a record of 41-19. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 23-13 compared to 18-6 against non-conference opponents.

Overall, the Nuggets have an average scoring differential of -1.1 points per game on the road. At home, their scoring differential is +9.8 points per game.

Heading into their matchup with the Lakers, the Nuggets are 18th in the NBA in scoring at 114.4 points per game. However, their road scoring average is slightly lower at 110.5 points per game.

Denver’s offense is 7th in field goal percentage this season, but they are just 27th in three-point shooting at 36%. Overall, the Nuggets are 14th in true shooting percentage.

So far, the Nuggets are 5th in the league in assists at 29 per game. In terms of pace, Denver is 29th in the NBA.

So far, the Nuggets’ defense is ranked 6th in the league at 110.2 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nuggets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.0% from downtown.

Taking a Look at the Lakers Chances at Home

In their last game against the Wizards, the Lakers won by a score of 134-131. The O/U line for that game was 244 points. LA was favored by 10.5 points going into the game.

The Lakers have won two straight games and are currently 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 33-28. In the Pacific Division, they are in 5th place.

At home, the Lakers have an average scoring margin of +5.0 points per game. This season, they are 21-9 at home straight up and 14-16 ATS. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last two home games.

As the underdog, the Lakers have a scoring differential of -5.1 points per game. Today, they are getting 1 point as the underdog. Their O/U record for the season is 33-28.

In the Western Conference, the Lakers are 22-19 compared to 11-9 against the East. On average, their games have finished with 234.7 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 227.5.

At home, the Lakers have been one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, ranking 10th in scoring at 118.2 points per game. Overall, they are 12th in the league at 117.2 points per game.

Los Angeles has been one of the NBA’s most efficient teams inside the arc, ranking 2nd in two-point field goals made per game. However, they are just 28th in three-pointers made per game and 30th in three-point attempts.

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.5% of their games. They are also 5th in the league in pace at 101.1 possessions per game.

At this time, the Lakers’ defense is positioned 20th in the NBA, permitting 117.6 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Lakers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.5% from downtown.

Lakers vs. Nuggets Player Props

A player prop we are looking at is LeBron James and his points prop of 25.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -123 while the under is at -111. For his matchup against the Lakers, we recommend taking the under on LeBron James and his prop bet of 25.5 points. According to our player projection model, he is expected to fall short of his prop, with a projection of 24.

  • The Prop: LeBron James Under 25.5 Points (-111)

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Lakers vs. Nuggets Predictions

Coming in as the underdogs at +1, we have the Lakers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 227.5 and our model has the Nuggets and Lakers finishing with a combined 254 points. Our pick is to take the over.

The Pick: Lakers +1 | at Fanduel Sportsbook