NBA 2023-24: Nuggets vs Lakers Odds, Match Prediction, and How to Watch

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will commence their 2023-24 season from where they left the last season as they are scheduled to face the reigning champions, Denver Nuggets in the NBA regular season opener on Tuesday at the Ball Arena. The Nuggets defeated the Lakers 4-0 in the Western Conference Finals last season and went on to beat the Miami Heat in the 2023 NBA Finals to win their first-ever championship.

While the Nuggets finished the regular season in the last edition as the Western Conference toppers with 53 wins and 29 losses, the Lakers managed to secure the seventh spot in the standings with a 43-39 record. Lakers center Anthony Davis leads the 2022-23 regular season rebounds per game stats with 12.5 RPG followed by Kings’ Domantas Sabonis (12.3), and 2023 NBA Finals MVP Nikola Jokic (11.8).

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers: Match Prediction

Head-To-Head:

Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers shared two wins each last season in their four regular season fixtures. Both teams shared five wins each in their last 10 NBA regular season matches.

Top Players:

The Nuggets feature Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon, Michael Porter Jr, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as their star players. The Lakers feature LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Austin Reaves, D’Angelo Russell, and Rui Hachimura as their star players.

Average Quarter score: (Nuggets 118-112 Lakers)

1st quarter: 28-32 2nd quarter: 27-25 3rd quarter: 34-27 4th quarter: 29-28

Lakers at Nuggets: Betting Odds

Against The Spread (ATS): 4.5 points (Nuggets -4.5)
Over/Under (OU): 228.5 (Over)
Prediction: Nuggets 118-112 Lakers

Money Line:

The Nuggets have -225 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +185 to claim victory. Last season, the Nuggets lost 20 of the 65 games they were named the favorites while the Lakers won 16 of the 44 games they played as the underdogs. Last season, the Nuggets won eight of the 17 games they were named the underdogs while the Lakers lost 11 of the 38 games they played as the favorites.

Against The Spread:

In the NBA 2022-23 regular season, the Nuggets averaged 115.8 points per game while the Lakers averaged 117.2 points per game
From their opponents last season, the Nuggets averaged 3.3 points more per game, and the Lakers averaged 0.6 points more per game.

Over/Under:

For the Lakers, LeBron James led the squad last season with 28.9 points per game followed by Anthony Davis with 25.9 points per game. Apart from them, D’Angelo Russell averaged 17.4 ppg while Russell Westbrook (now in LA Clippers) scored 15.9 ppg. For the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic led the squad last season with 24.5 points per game followed by Jamal Murray with 20 points per game. Apart from them, Michael Porter Jr. averaged 17.4 ppg while Aaron Gordon scored 16.3 ppg.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers: How to Watch

When and where will the Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers, NBA 2023-24 regular season match take place?
The NBA 2023-24 regular season match  between Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers will take place on October 25 at 05:00 a.m. IST (October 24, 06:30 p.m. ET) at the Ball Arena.

Where to watch the live telecast of the Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers, NBA 2023-24 regular season match in India and the US?
The live telecast of the NBA 2023-24 regular season match  between Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers will be available on Sports 18 in India and on TNT and NBA TV in the US.

Where to watch the live stream of the Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers, NBA 2023-24 regular season match in India and the US?
The NBA 2023-24 regular season match  between Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers can be streamed live on Voot Select, Jio Cinema, and NBA.com on a subscription basis in India, and on ESPN and ABC in the US.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the author’s point of view. They neither reflect the opinion of SportsTiger nor advise anyone to make any prediction based on this. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same.

 

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