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Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/3/2021

LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers (36-28) will aim to upset Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets when the Lakers take on the Nuggets on May 3, 2021. The line has the Nuggets favored by 4.5 points against the Lakers. A 213-point total has been set for the game.

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How to Watch

Time: 10:00 PM EST
TV Channel: ESPN

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Nuggets vs. Lakers Betting Data

Nuggets vs Lakers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -4.5 -110 -110 213 -110 -110

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has failed to cover the spread more often than not this year, going 31-33.
  • The Nuggets' record against the spread as at least a 4.5-point favorite is above .500 at 20-14.
  • Denver has gone over the point total the majority of the time, in 35 of 64 games (54.7%).

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Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has a sub-.500 record against the spread this season: 28-36.
  • When the Lakers are underdogs of at least 4.5 points, they're 16-16 against the spread.
  • Los Angeles has failed to hit the over in a majority of their games this season, going over the point total in just 26 of 64 opportunities.

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over on Monday's 213 total in 51 out of 64 games (79.7%) this year.
  • In 56.2% of Los Angeles' games this season (36 of 64), the total points scored was more than Monday's 213-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 225.2 points per game, 12.2 points more than the point total of 213 for this contest.
  • The 216.8 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 3.8 more than the 213 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Nuggets have seen a 225.6 over/under in their games this season, 12.6 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Lakers' games have a total points bet of 216.4 points this season, 3.4 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Los Angeles has a 6-4 record in games against Denver, while the Nuggets perform better against the spread, putting together a 3-2-1 record ATS in those contests against the Lakers.

Nuggets vs Lakers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/14/2021 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 122-105 DEN
2/14/2021 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 122-105 DEN
2/14/2021 Lakers Nuggets -3 218.5 -151 125 Regular Season 122-105 DEN
2/4/2021 Lakers Lakers -5 217.5 -197 161 Regular Season 114-93 LAL
2/4/2021 - Lakers - - - - Regular Season 114-93 LAL
2/4/2021 - Lakers - - - - Regular Season 114-93 LAL
9/26/2020 Lakers Lakers -5.5 216.5 -224 182 Playoffs 117-107 LAL
9/24/2020 Lakers Nuggets -6 214.5 -250 204 Playoffs 114-108 LAL
9/22/2020 Lakers Nuggets -6.5 214.5 -264 213 Playoffs 114-106 DEN
9/20/2020 Lakers Lakers -7.5 215.5 -317 257 Playoffs 105-103 LAL

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Nuggets Players to Watch

  • The Nuggets leader in points, rebounds and assists is Jokic, who averages 26.2 points, 10.9 boards and 8.5 assists per game.
  • Jamal Murray leads the Nuggets in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Jokic is Denver's leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while JaVale McGee leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

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Lakers Players to Watch

  • James racks up 25.0 points and adds 7.8 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Lakers' leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Andre Drummond is at the top of the Los Angeles rebounding leaderboard with 12.4 rebounds per game. He also racks up 15.9 points and adds 2.2 assists per game.
  • James is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Lakers, hitting 2.3 threes per game.
  • Drummond (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Los Angeles while Anthony Davis (1.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Injury Report

Nuggets: Monte Morris: Out (Hamstring), Will Barton: Out (Hamstring), Zeke Nnaji: Day To Day (Ankle), Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee)

Lakers: Alex Caruso: Day To Day (Back), LeBron James: Out (Ankle), Jared Dudley: Out (Knee), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Day To Day (Ankle), Kyle Kuzma: Day To Day (Thumb), Dennis Schroder: Out (Calf), Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Calf), Marc Gasol: Day To Day (Finger)

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