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Nuggets vs Lakers: NBA Expert Picks for Saturday Night

A lot of the talk surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers this weekend will be focused on the nearly 40-year-old LeBron James as he nears the 40,000-point mark for his career. He would be the first player to hit that mark, and I suppose that’s a big deal.

Instead of LeBron, we should focus on the Denver Nuggets habit of handing the Lakers regular beatdowns. The reigning champions not only swept the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals but are 2-0 against them this season.

Nuggets vs Lakers: NBA Expert Picks for Saturday Night
Nuggets vs Lakers: NBA Expert Picks for Saturday Night

The NBA odds don’t necessarily reflect the Nuggets’ dominance over the Lakers, with the spread at a pick ‘em for Saturday night.


Nuggets vs Lakers Game Information

  1. Game: Nuggets (41-19) vs Lakers (33-28)
  2. Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  3. Day Game: Saturday, March 2
  4. Location: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  5. Nuggets vs Lakers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


The Denver Nuggets (41-19) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (33-28) at crypto.com Arena on Saturday, March 2. The game starts at 8:30 p.m.ET and will be broadcast on NBA TV and ABC. The NBA lines list the Lakers and Nuggets spread as a pick ‘em.


Nuggets vs Lakers Head-to-Head


Nuggets vs Lakers Odds and Spreads


  1. The Nuggets are 6-0 against the NBA spread in their last six games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.
  2. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  3. The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven Saturday games.
  4. The Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in their last four Saturday games.
  5. The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.
  6. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  7. The Over is 4-0 in the Lakers’ last four games as home favorites.


Nuggets vs Mavs ML Pick: Nuggets (-110)

We’re betting on the Denver Nuggets over the Los Angeles Lakers for several reasons. Despite recent high moments for the Lakers, their performance remains inconsistent, and their role players show significant weaknesses. In contrast, even without Jamal Murray, who is questionable for Saturday, the Nuggets have been performing exceptionally, winning five consecutive games and showcasing a robust defense, particularly in crucial moments.

Their ability to escalate their play on both ends, along with Nikola Jokic’s leadership, makes them more reliable. Additionally, the Nuggets have a history of success against the Lakers, winning their last seven encounters, reinforcing our confidence in them for the upcoming game.

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Nuggets vs Lakers Player Pick: LeBron James over 24 Points (-186)

Barring some kind of disaster or injury, James will break the 40,000-point mark on Saturday night at home. He’s nine points away, so expect a first-quarter break as the arena applauds him for way too long, just as the fans did when he broke the scoring record in the first place. James won’t want his historic night tied to a pedestrian box score, and I expect him to try and pour on the points against Denver.


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Nuggets vs Lakers Prediction

Nuggets 115, Lakers 111



Questions of the Day

Who leads the NBA lines for MVP?

Nikola Jokic’s NBA futures odds heavily favor him to win the MVP at -140 over Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+225) and Luka Doncic (+550).

Whose scoring record did LeBron James surpass?

LeBron James broke the mark set by another Laker great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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