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Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction, Odds and NBA Picks Saturday, April 20

We’re going to take a look at our NBA expert picks as the Denver Nuggets host the Los Angeles Lakers. For Game 1, the Nuggets are 7-point favorites versus the Lakers. The over-under is set at 224 points.


Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction, Odds & Picks Saturday, April 20
Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction, Odds & Picks Saturday, April 20

Let’s check out our best bets NBA picks for Game 1 of the Lakers-Nuggets.

Lakers vs Nuggets Game Information

  • Game: Lakers at Nuggets
  • Start time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Day Game: Saturday, April 20.
  • Location: Ball Arena, Denver
  • Lakers vs Nuggets Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-point underdogs against the Denver Nuggets in the NBA basketball odds. Game 1 tips off from downtown Denver on Saturday, April 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Fans can stream the playoff action on ABC.

Lakers vs Nuggets Head-to-Head


Lakers vs Nuggets Odds and Spreads


  • The Nuggets are 38-43-1 against the spread this season.
  • Los Angeles is 38-44 ATS in our NBA lines.
  • Denver has hit the under in 47 games, while the over has cashed in 34 matchups.
  • The Lakers have gone over the point total in 47 games, while the under has hit 34 times.
  • Denver is 51-19 straight up (SU) as a favorite this season.
  • Los Angeles is 15-20 SU as an underdog.
  • The Nuggets are 33-8 SU at home.
  • Los Angeles has gone over in eight of the last nine games as an underdog of between 10½ and 5 points.


Lakers vs Nuggets Over/Under Pick: Under 224

The Lakers’ offense played much better in the second half of the season, but this is still the playoffs. Denver has trended heavily towards the under this season.

As the defense intensifies between two familiar opponents, bet online the under in this matchup.



Lakers vs Nuggets ATS Pick: Lakers (+7)

Denver swept the three-game regular season series. Yet, playing LeBron James in the playoffs is a different animal.


The Lakers are going to find it challenging to pull off an outright upset, but James along with Anthony Davis should allow L.A. to keep it close. Take the Lakers to cover the 7-point spread at the BetUS sportsbook.



Lakers vs Nuggets Prop Bet Pick: Austin Reaves Over 15.5 Points (-104)

Austin Reaves has shown flashes in the playoffs, and the Lakers will need him to remain hot if the team wants to advance. Reaves has topped 15 points in three of his last four outings.

We’re riding with the over on Reaves’ 15.5 points prop bet in the Las Vegas odds.

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Lakers vs Nuggets Prediction

Nuggets 111, Lakers 105



Questions of the Day

What is a good prop bet to take in the Lakers-Nuggets series?

Take Austin Reaves to go over 15.5 points versus the Nuggets.

What is the point spread for Game 1 of the Lakers-Nuggets?

The Nuggets are 7-point favorites versus the Lakers in Game 1.


The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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