The Los Angeles Lakers have been a disaster so far in 2022. They take their 0-3 record, searching for their first win of the season, on the road to face the 2-2 Denver Nuggets. This game will feature some of the biggest stars in the NBA today.
The betting odds and predictions are below:
LeBron James continues to turn back the hands of time and is playing as well as he ever has. LeBron leads the Lakers in points, rebounds, and assists.
Anthony Davis provides Robin to LeBron’s Batman as Davis is off to a nice start to the 2022 season, averaging 25 points per game. Davis also leads the Lakers on the defensive end with steals and blocks.
Conversely, the Denver Nuggets have been spreading the wealth, with eight players averaging 9 points or more. The Nuggets, led by Nikola Jokic, whose scoring is down so far in 2022, but his impact remains as large as ever.
Michael Porter Jr. has stepped up his game to a new level as he approaches 20 points per game.
The Nuggets would hit their stride if they get Jamal Murray going on offense. Murray is averaging 12 points per night, but is capable of much more.
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Lakers @ Denver Nuggets
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 26, 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Best Pick:
As mentioned, Jamal Murray has been and will once again be a huge part of the Nuggets’ offense. The Lakers don’t have the perimeter defenders to stay with Jamal Murray all game long.
Jamal Murray; Points: Over 15.5
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Final Prediction
Have the Los Angeles Lakers hit rock bottom? The Lakers look like a lost team at times. LeBron James is asked to shoulder too much of a burden at the age of 37. In the era of NBA superstars, the Denver Nuggets have developed a core group of players that play together as a team.
The balance of the Nuggets is impressive and refreshing. On any given night, someone can step up and lead the team to victory. This game doesn’t feel like it ends well for the Lakers, so I’ll take the Denver Nuggets to pull away from LeBron and the Lakers.
Denver Nuggets -5.5 (-110)