LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Bet Builder Tips & Odds

LA Lakers

Basketball NBA Ball Arena Thu 18 May 21:30

Denver Nuggets

  1. Prediction
  2. Bet Builder
  3. Odds
  4. Team Stats
  5. Player Stats
  6. Player Props
  7. Team News
  8. Lineups
  9. Injuries
  10. Rosters
  11. Standings
  12. Live Stream

Find Out Why Nuggets Can Cover the Spread

There’s a great opportunity to cover the spread by backing Nuggets at -5.5. We can get odds of -115 and our prediction is that they’ll overcome the Lakers.

Last Games & H2H

Denver Nuggets and LA Lakers played each other in the last game. Nuggets won 132-126 at Ball Arena. Nikola Jokic led the way for Nuggets with 34 points and Anthony Davis scored 40 points for Lakers.

The past 10 games between the teams have seen Nuggets win six times.

Confirmed Lineups

LA Lakers lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Austin Reaves.

Denver Nuggets lineup: Michael Porter Jr., Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon.

Expert NBA Analysis

We study the form as a first port of call and also make sure we’re across any injuries before making NBA predictions. Then it’s a case of understanding the sort of narrative that the stats provide.

Key Lakers vs Nuggets stats:

  • The -5.5 line has been covered by Nuggets in 4 of their last 5 games at home.
  • The -5.5 line has been covered by Nuggets in 7 of their last 10 games at home.
  • The -5.5 line has been covered by Nuggets in 4 consecutive games at home.
  • The +5.5 line hasn’t been covered by Lakers in 4 of their last 5 games on the road.
  • The +5.5 line hasn’t been covered by Lakers in 6 of their last 10 games on the road.
  • The +5.5 line hasn’t been covered by Lakers in 3 consecutive games on the road.
  • The +5.5 line hasn’t been covered by Lakers in 2 consecutive games against Nuggets.

Get with the favorites with a -5.5 spread. We’re backing them at odds of -115 to enjoy an emphatic win in this NBA showdown.

If you’re hunting for better odds and feel confident your selection is going to perform well, then consider moving the line and land a bigger potential return.

Nuggets -5.5 Probability

The sportsbooks are estimating that there is a 53.5% likelihood of this pick winning. However, we have this figure at close to 60% based on our in-depth research. It is therefore regarded as a value bet.

Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction

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Published 09:51, 17 May 2023

LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Bet Builder Tips

Spread Nuggets -5.5
Totals Under 227
Result & BTTS 100 Nuggets / No

NBA bet builder prediction: Take a same game parlay that incorporates Nuggets to cover the -5.5 spread along with under 227. Add in Nuggets/BTTS No on the Result & Both Teams to Score market.

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LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Odds

The odds and lines are updated on a frequent basis. You might therefore find that they are different to the ones listed for the betting predictions and bet builder tips.

Sportsbooks Think Nuggets Likeliest to Win

Denver Nuggets are -220 favorites and that means a 69% chance of winning this NBA game according to the Moneyline betting odds with the sportsbooks. LA Lakers are regarded as a long shot to win and you can currently back them at +180.

5.5 is where the spread lies, with total points being 225.5 right now. There is no denying the popularity of the Totals market. If you want to bet Under 225.5, there are odds of -110.

The Race to 20 Points market allows bettors to back favorites Nuggets at -155. On the flip side, Lakers are +125 should you think they’ll get to this total first.

You can find hundreds of markets for every contest, with the betting sites creating lots of different options. Check out the pre-game and in-game selections before placing your bets.

Player Props

If you have a view on Rebounds, Steals, Blocks, Assists or Points, then the player props could be an option. It’s a fantastic way of betting on a player to perform well and the gambling sites provide lots of markets.

Nikola Jokic Favorite to Get Most Points

Nikola Jokic is the favorite to hit the most buckets. You can back -120 that he gets Over 28.5 points. Alternatively, Under is trading at -110.

Micro Betting

Micro betting provides a rollercoaster ride for basketball bettors. It can be great to enjoy the live lines, with the opportunity to wager on the Next Field Goal. Watch the live action before deciding which way to go.

Last 5 & H2H

Team Stats

Latest regular season and play-off games stats.

LA Lakers logo LA Lakers Stats

Denver Nuggets logo Denver Nuggets Stats

Moneyline

  • 4 wins and 6 defeats in the last 10 games
  • 3 wins and 7 defeats in the last 10 games on the road

Moneyline

  • 9 wins and 1 defeat in the last 10 games
  • 9 wins and 1 defeat in the last 10 home games

Point Spread

Point Spread

Total Points

Total Points

Team Stats - Avg/Game

Team Stats - Avg/Game

Live Streaming

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Team News

Injuries & Suspensions

LA Lakers Injury Table

Type
Name
Info
Mohamed Bamba
Injured

Denver Nuggets Injury Table

Type
Name
Info
Collin Gillespie
Injured

Starting Lineups

Denver Nuggets logo Denver Nuggets Confirmed Lineup
1 Michael Porter Jr.
5 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
15 Nikola Jokic
27 Jamal Murray
50 Aaron Gordon
LA Lakers logo LA Lakers Confirmed Lineup
1 D'Angelo Russell
2 Jarred Vanderbilt
3 Anthony Davis
6 LeBron James
15 Austin Reaves

Previous LA Lakers Lineups

22 May NBA Playoffs
Nuggets 113-111 Lakers
20 May NBA Playoffs
Nuggets 119-108 Lakers
18 May NBA Playoffs
Lakers 103-108 Nuggets
16 May NBA Playoffs
Lakers 126-132 Nuggets
12 May NBA Playoffs
Warriors 101-122 Lakers
10 May NBA Playoffs
Lakers 106-121 Warriors
08 May NBA Playoffs
Warriors 101-104 Lakers
06 May NBA Playoffs
Warriors 97-127 Lakers
04 May NBA Playoffs
Lakers 100-127 Warriors
02 May NBA Playoffs
Lakers 117-112 Warriors

Previous Denver Nuggets Lineups

12 Jun NBA Playoffs
Heat 89-94 Nuggets
09 Jun NBA Playoffs
Nuggets 108-95 Heat
07 Jun NBA Playoffs
Nuggets 109-94 Heat
04 Jun NBA Playoffs
Heat 111-108 Nuggets
01 Jun NBA Playoffs
Heat 93-104 Nuggets
22 May NBA Playoffs
Nuggets 113-111 Lakers
20 May NBA Playoffs
Nuggets 119-108 Lakers
18 May NBA Playoffs
Lakers 103-108 Nuggets
16 May NBA Playoffs
Lakers 126-132 Nuggets
11 May NBA Playoffs
Nuggets 125-100 Suns

NBA Standings Select Season

East Atlantic W L PCT PPG OPP PPG DIFF Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Strk
Celtics 43 12 0.782 120.7 110.6 10.1 26-3 17-9 13-1 30-6 8-2 6W
Knicks 33 22 0.6 114.5 109.9 4.6 19-8 14-14 6-3 22-12 5-5 4L
76ers 32 22 0.593 118.3 113.9 4.4 17-11 15-11 5-4 21-14 3-7 1L
Nets 21 33 0.389 113.4 115.6 -2.2 13-17 8-16 2-7 14-17 4-6 2L
Raptors 19 36 0.345 113.9 117.8 -3.9 11-16 8-20 0-11 12-23 3-7 3L
East Central W L PCT PPG OPP PPG DIFF Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Strk
Cavaliers 36 17 0.679 114.9 109.2 5.7 19-9 17-8 8-4 24-11 9-1 1W
Bucks 35 21 0.625 122 118.8 3.2 23-7 12-14 9-7 25-13 3-7 2L
Pacers 31 25 0.554 123.7 122.3 1.4 17-11 14-14 9-2 24-14 5-5 1W
Bulls 26 29 0.473 111.8 112.9 -1.1 15-12 11-17 3-7 15-19 5-5 1L
Pistons 8 46 0.148 112.9 122 -9.1 4-23 4-23 1-10 5-25 3-7 3L
East Southeast W L PCT PPG OPP PPG DIFF Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Strk
Heat 30 25 0.545 110.6 110.4 0.2 15-13 15-12 11-2 22-16 6-4 2W
Magic 30 25 0.545 111.7 110.9 0.8 18-8 12-17 6-5 20-14 7-3 1W
Hawks 24 31 0.436 121.3 123.9 -2.6 13-15 11-16 6-6 14-23 6-4 2L
Hornets 13 41 0.241 108.6 119.4 -10.8 8-21 5-20 4-6 9-25 3-7 3W
Wizards 9 45 0.167 114.8 123.9 -9.1 3-23 6-22 2-10 6-31 2-8 8L
West Northwest W L PCT PPG OPP PPG DIFF Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Strk
Timberwolves 38 16 0.704 113.7 107 6.7 19-5 19-11 7-2 26-8 7-3 3W
Thunder 37 17 0.685 120.8 113.6 7.2 21-6 16-11 10-4 22-13 6-4 2W
Nuggets 36 19 0.655 113.9 110.8 3.1 21-5 15-14 4-5 20-13 5-5 3L
Jazz 26 30 0.464 118 120.7 -2.7 17-10 9-20 5-6 13-22 3-7 4L
Trail Blazers 15 38 0.283 108.2 116.5 -8.3 9-16 6-22 1-10 6-30 3-7 5L
West Pacific W L PCT PPG OPP PPG DIFF Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Strk
Clippers 36 17 0.679 118.3 112.7 5.6 20-6 16-11 8-3 22-13 7-3 1W
Suns 33 22 0.6 117.6 114.3 3.3 18-11 15-11 6-8 19-15 7-3 2W
Kings 31 23 0.574 118.4 117.9 0.5 15-9 16-14 6-6 20-15 5-5 1W
Lakers 30 26 0.536 117 117.1 -0.1 19-9 11-17 6-4 20-17 7-3 3W
Warriors 27 26 0.509 119.7 118.2 1.5 14-14 13-12 4-9 15-20 8-2 1W
West Southwest W L PCT PPG OPP PPG DIFF Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Strk
Pelicans 33 22 0.6 116.5 112.2 4.3 16-10 17-12 8-6 23-18 7-3 3W
Mavericks 32 23 0.582 118.7 117.2 1.5 17-13 15-10 8-5 20-18 7-3 6W
Rockets 24 30 0.444 113.3 112.7 0.6 19-9 5-21 7-4 16-14 3-7 1L
Grizzlies 20 36 0.357 107.1 113 -5.9 7-20 13-16 7-7 13-24 2-8 2W
Spurs 11 44 0.2 111.8 120.4 -8.6 5-21 6-23 1-9 7-22 2-8 1L
Eastern Conference W L PCT PPG OPP PPG DIFF Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Strk
Celtics 43 12 0.782 120.7 110.6 10.1 26-3 17-9 13-1 30-6 8-2 6W
Cavaliers 36 17 0.679 114.9 109.2 5.7 19-9 17-8 8-4 24-11 9-1 1W
Bucks 35 21 0.625 122 118.8 3.2 23-7 12-14 9-7 25-13 3-7 2L
Knicks 33 22 0.6 114.5 109.9 4.6 19-8 14-14 6-3 22-12 5-5 4L
76ers 32 22 0.593 118.3 113.9 4.4 17-11 15-11 5-4 21-14 3-7 1L
Pacers 31 25 0.554 123.7 122.3 1.4 17-11 14-14 9-2 24-14 5-5 1W
Heat 30 25 0.545 110.6 110.4 0.2 15-13 15-12 11-2 22-16 6-4 2W
Magic 30 25 0.545 111.7 110.9 0.8 18-8 12-17 6-5 20-14 7-3 1W
Bulls 26 29 0.473 111.8 112.9 -1.1 15-12 11-17 3-7 15-19 5-5 1L
Hawks 24 31 0.436 121.3 123.9 -2.6 13-15 11-16 6-6 14-23 6-4 2L
Nets 21 33 0.389 113.4 115.6 -2.2 13-17 8-16 2-7 14-17 4-6 2L
Raptors 19 36 0.345 113.9 117.8 -3.9 11-16 8-20 0-11 12-23 3-7 3L
Hornets 13 41 0.241 108.6 119.4 -10.8 8-21 5-20 4-6 9-25 3-7 3W
Wizards 9 45 0.167 114.8 123.9 -9.1 3-23 6-22 2-10 6-31 2-8 8L
Pistons 8 46 0.148 112.9 122 -9.1 4-23 4-23 1-10 5-25 3-7 3L
Western Conference W L PCT PPG OPP PPG DIFF Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Strk
Timberwolves 38 16 0.704 113.7 107 6.7 19-5 19-11 7-2 26-8 7-3 3W
Thunder 37 17 0.685 120.8 113.6 7.2 21-6 16-11 10-4 22-13 6-4 2W
Clippers 36 17 0.679 118.3 112.7 5.6 20-6 16-11 8-3 22-13 7-3 1W
Nuggets 36 19 0.655 113.9 110.8 3.1 21-5 15-14 4-5 20-13 5-5 3L
Suns 33 22 0.6 117.6 114.3 3.3 18-11 15-11 6-8 19-15 7-3 2W
Pelicans 33 22 0.6 116.5 112.2 4.3 16-10 17-12 8-6 23-18 7-3 3W
Mavericks 32 23 0.582 118.7 117.2 1.5 17-13 15-10 8-5 20-18 7-3 6W
Kings 31 23 0.574 118.4 117.9 0.5 15-9 16-14 6-6 20-15 5-5 1W
Lakers 30 26 0.536 117 117.1 -0.1 19-9 11-17 6-4 20-17 7-3 3W
Warriors 27 26 0.509 119.7 118.2 1.5 14-14 13-12 4-9 15-20 8-2 1W
Jazz 26 30 0.464 118 120.7 -2.7 17-10 9-20 5-6 13-22 3-7 4L
Rockets 24 30 0.444 113.3 112.7 0.6 19-9 5-21 7-4 16-14 3-7 1L
Grizzlies 20 36 0.357 107.1 113 -5.9 7-20 13-16 7-7 13-24 2-8 2W
Trail Blazers 15 38 0.283 108.2 116.5 -8.3 9-16 6-22 1-10 6-30 3-7 5L
Spurs 11 44 0.2 111.8 120.4 -8.6 5-21 6-23 1-9 7-22 2-8 1L
NBA W L PCT PPG OPP PPG DIFF Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Strk
Celtics 43 12 0.782 120.7 110.6 10.1 26-3 17-9 13-1 30-6 8-2 6W
Timberwolves 38 16 0.704 113.7 107 6.7 19-5 19-11 7-2 26-8 7-3 3W
Thunder 37 17 0.685 120.8 113.6 7.2 21-6 16-11 10-4 22-13 6-4 2W
Clippers 36 17 0.679 118.3 112.7 5.6 20-6 16-11 8-3 22-13 7-3 1W
Cavaliers 36 17 0.679 114.9 109.2 5.7 19-9 17-8 8-4 24-11 9-1 1W
Nuggets 36 19 0.655 113.9 110.8 3.1 21-5 15-14 4-5 20-13 5-5 3L
Bucks 35 21 0.625 122 118.8 3.2 23-7 12-14 9-7 25-13 3-7 2L
Suns 33 22 0.6 117.6 114.3 3.3 18-11 15-11 6-8 19-15 7-3 2W
Pelicans 33 22 0.6 116.5 112.2 4.3 16-10 17-12 8-6 23-18 7-3 3W
Knicks 33 22 0.6 114.5 109.9 4.6 19-8 14-14 6-3 22-12 5-5 4L
76ers 32 22 0.593 118.3 113.9 4.4 17-11 15-11 5-4 21-14 3-7 1L
Mavericks 32 23 0.582 118.7 117.2 1.5 17-13 15-10 8-5 20-18 7-3 6W
Kings 31 23 0.574 118.4 117.9 0.5 15-9 16-14 6-6 20-15 5-5 1W
Pacers 31 25 0.554 123.7 122.3 1.4 17-11 14-14 9-2 24-14 5-5 1W
Magic 30 25 0.545 111.7 110.9 0.8 18-8 12-17 6-5 20-14 7-3 1W
Heat 30 25 0.545 110.6 110.4 0.2 15-13 15-12 11-2 22-16 6-4 2W
Lakers 30 26 0.536 117 117.1 -0.1 19-9 11-17 6-4 20-17 7-3 3W
Warriors 27 26 0.509 119.7 118.2 1.5 14-14 13-12 4-9 15-20 8-2 1W
Bulls 26 29 0.473 111.8 112.9 -1.1 15-12 11-17 3-7 15-19 5-5 1L
Jazz 26 30 0.464 118 120.7 -2.7 17-10 9-20 5-6 13-22 3-7 4L
Rockets 24 30 0.444 113.3 112.7 0.6 19-9 5-21 7-4 16-14 3-7 1L
Hawks 24 31 0.436 121.3 123.9 -2.6 13-15 11-16 6-6 14-23 6-4 2L
Nets 21 33 0.389 113.4 115.6 -2.2 13-17 8-16 2-7 14-17 4-6 2L
Grizzlies 20 36 0.357 107.1 113 -5.9 7-20 13-16 7-7 13-24 2-8 2W
Raptors 19 36 0.345 113.9 117.8 -3.9 11-16 8-20 0-11 12-23 3-7 3L
Trail Blazers 15 38 0.283 108.2 116.5 -8.3 9-16 6-22 1-10 6-30 3-7 5L
Hornets 13 41 0.241 108.6 119.4 -10.8 8-21 5-20 4-6 9-25 3-7 3W
Spurs 11 44 0.2 111.8 120.4 -8.6 5-21 6-23 1-9 7-22 2-8 1L
Wizards 9 45 0.167 114.8 123.9 -9.1 3-23 6-22 2-10 6-31 2-8 8L
Pistons 8 46 0.148 112.9 122 -9.1 4-23 4-23 1-10 5-25 3-7 3L