NBA Betting Predictions – Wednesday March 2nd, 2016

Predictions record 54-49 (52.4%)

I was correct on my pick last night as the Hornets (-12.5) romped to a 126-92 win at home over the Suns. I like 1 game being played this evening.

Los Angeles Lakers (12-49) @ Denver Nuggets (23-37)

Pepsi Center   9pm Eastern tip

 

 

 

Lakers probable starters: G – D’Angelo Russell  G – Jordan Clarkson  C – Roy Hibbert  F – Kobe Bryant  F – Julius Randle

Nuggets probable starters: G – Emmanuel Mudiay  G – Gary Harris  C – Nikola Jokic  F – JaKarr Sampson  F – Kenneth Faried

Overview: The Los Angeles Lakers put an end to their 8-game losing skid with a 107-101 victory at home versus the Brooklyn Nets last night. The team shot 49.4% from the field. They made 11 of their 26 attempted shots beyond the arc, good for 42.3%. They shot 66.7% from the free throw line as they were 14 of 21. They were out-rebounded 57-51. They had 22 assists in the game. They turned the ball over 13 times. They scored 20 fast break points and 50 points in the paint. They led 58-50 at the half. Rookie starting point guard D’Angelo Russell led the team in scoring with 39 points. He also had 6 rebounds and 3 assists. He shot 14 of 21 from the field, 3 of 5 from the free throw line, and 8 of 12 from the 3 point line. Starting shooting guard Jordan Clarkson tallied 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. He was 6 of 15 from the field, 3 of 4 from the free throw line, and 1 of 5 from the 3 point line. Starting power forward Julius Randle notched a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. He was 6 of 13 from the field and 2 of 3 from the free throw line. Starting center Roy Hibbert netted 14 points. He also had 5 rebounds and 2 assists. He shot 7 of 9 from the field. Tonight is their 35th road game of the season. They are 5-29 on the road this season. Tonight is their 14th game versus a Northwest division opponent. They are 2-11 versus Northwest division opponents. Tonight is the 2nd game of a back to back. They are 1-12 in the 2nd game this season. After tonight they go home for an 8 game home stand. Their next game is Friday at home versus the Atlanta Hawks. The Denver Nuggets have dropped 2 in a row and 5 of their last 6 games after a 103-96 defeat at home versus the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday evening. The team shot 53.3% from the field. They missed 17 of their 25 3-point shot attempts, a 32% clip. They shot 80% from the free throw line as they were 8 of 10. They out-rebounded their opposition 45-39. They had 27 assists in the game. They turned the ball over 19 times. They scored only 7 fast break points and 48 points in the paint. The game was tied after 3 quarters but they were outscored by opposition 32-25 in the final period. Starting power forward Kenneth Faried tallied a double-double as he poured in 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. He also had 4 assists. He shot 8 of 12 from the field. Starting shooting guard Gary Harris produced 15 points and 2 rebounds. He was 6 of 13 from the field and 3 of 8 from the 3 point line. Backup center Joffrey Lauvergne came off the bench to score 11 points. He also had 3 rebounds and 2 assists. He was 5 of 8 from the field and 1 of 1 from the free throw line. Backup point guard D.J. Augustin contributed with 11 points and 2 assists. He shot 5 of 8 from the field, 0 of 1 from the free throw line, and 1 of 2 from the 3 point line. Tonight is their 30th home game of the season. They are 11-18 at home this season. Tonight is their 14th game versus a Pacific division opponent. They are 4-9 versus Pacific division opponents. Tonight is the 2nd game of a 7 game home stand. Their next game is Friday at home versus the Brooklyn Nets. .

Los Angeles and Denver split their first 2 meetings this season. After tonight the Lakers and Nuggets play 1 more time this season: March 25th at Los Angeles.

Prediction: The Lakers own the 2nd worst mark in the NBA with a 12-49 record. The Nuggets are currently 6 games back of the 8th seeded Rockets in the Western Conference playoffs race. The Lakers have only 5 wins on the road this season so I believe the Nuggets should be able to successfully cover the line here.

 

My take: Nuggets -7 (BetOnline.ag)

Written by: Jeff P



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