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Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | August 10 2020

Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | August 10 2020

Nikola Jokic vs. Anthony Davis? Who wouldn’t want to see it? Here’s hoping to see both guys play against each other this Monday when the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers lock horns in a battle between two title contenders. Check out our preview of this game below.

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Betting Preview for the Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Regular Season Game on August 10, 2020

Where: Walt Disney World, Orlando

When: Monday, August 10, 2020, 9:00 PM ET

Line: Denver Nuggets (Odds) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Odds) – view all 2020 NBA lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN


Betting on the Denver Nuggets (odds)

Regular Season Record: 46-24

The Nuggets edged out the Utah Jazz on Saturday, as they scored a hard-fought 134-132 win in double overtime. It was a nice recovery win for Denver, which lost to the Portland Trail Blazers last Thursday. Jamal Murray made loud noises in his first game in the Orlando bubble, going 10 for 25 from the field for 23 points to go with 12 rebounds and eight assists in 39 minutes. Nikola Jokic had 30 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists. Meanwhile, Michael Porter Jr. continues to ball out in Orlando. Averaging just 8.8 points per game this season, Porter has certainly broken out at Disney Land, where he’s averaged 25.6 points in five games. Porter was a nonfactor in Denver’s past two meetings against the Lakers, but that won’t be the case this time around, as head coach Mike Malone clearly has a ton of confidence in the youngster.

The Nuggets are 3-1 against the spread in their last four games.

Betting on the Los Angeles Lakers (odds)

Regular Season Record: 51-18

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Another game, another loss for the Lakers, who dived into their third loss in a row after getting subdued by the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, 116-111. Anthony Davis played heavy minutes but did not look anywhere close to an elite asset for his team, as he finished with just eight points on 3-for-14 shooting from the field. He did record eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks, but who’s really counting?  Instead, LeBron James was left with most of the scoring duties. The King poured in 31 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists. The Lakers have become a tricky team to study inside the Orlando bubble, as they don’t look too invested in these games, with the top seed in the playoffs in their bag. However, the same can also be said of the Nuggets, who have given their stars significant rest time of late. 

The under is 7-3 in the Lakers’ last 10 games.

Writer’s Prediction

The Nuggets win, 119-112.

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