Nuggets vs Lakers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, January 9, 2023

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The Denver Nuggets (26-13) are favorites (-13) in their contest with the Los Angeles Lakers (19-21) at Ball Arena on January 9, 2023, which will see a pair of the NBA’s biggest stars — the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic and the Lakers’ LeBron James — on show. The over/under is set at 237 points for the matchup.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Lakers

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -761 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +534 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 237 points.

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Nuggets vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ALT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Lakers Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Nuggets are 20-18-1 this year. Denver has come away with 21 wins in the 30 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Nuggets games this year have hit the over on 20 of 40 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Lakers are 18-21-1 this year. Los Angeles has won 43.3% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (13-17). Lakers games this season have gone over the point total 24 times in 40 opportunities (60%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 36 25.3 10.8 9.5 1.4 0.6 0.9
Jamal Murray 32 18 3.8 5.4 0.9 0.3 2
Aaron Gordon 34 16.9 7 2.4 0.9 0.7 0.9
Michael Porter Jr. 25 16.4 5.9 1.2 0.6 0.5 2.8
Nah’Shon Hyland 31 13.5 2.3 3.3 0.6 0.3 2.5


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 31 29.1 8.2 6.7 1 0.5 2
Russell Westbrook 37 14.8 6.4 7.9 1 0.5 1.1
Thomas Bryant 26 12.9 7.2 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.5
Dennis Schroder 26 12.6 2.2 3.7 0.6 0 1.4
Troy Brown Jr. 35 6.5 3.9 0.7 0.7 0.1 1.1
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Nuggets vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Troy Brown: Out (Quadricep), Russell Westbrook: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Out (Ankle), Austin Reaves: Out (Hamstring), Lonnie Walker: Out (Tailbone), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

Denver is averaging 116.7 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this year, while surrendering 113.8 points per contest (16th-ranked). The Nuggets are putting up 119.4 points per game this season in home games, which is 5.2 more points than they’re averaging in road games (114.2). The Nuggets have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 119.3 points per game in their last 10 contests, 2.6 points more than the 116.7 they’ve scored this year.

Denver ranks best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 40.1%. It ranks 14th in the league by draining 12.1 treys per contest. Of the shots attempted by the Nuggets in 2022-23, 64.8% of them have been two-pointers (72.3% of the team’s made baskets) and 35.2% have been threes (27.7%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles is the fifth-best team in the NBA in points scored (116.9 per game) but fourth-worst in points allowed (117.7). The Lakers are scoring more points at home (117.6 per game) than on the road (116.2). The Lakers are posting 122.1 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 5.2 more than their average for the season (116.9).

Los Angeles is the second-worst team in the league in 3-pointers made (10.5 per game) and 23rd in 3-point percentage (34.2%). In 2022-23, the Lakers have attempted 65.5% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 34.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 75.8% of the Lakers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 24.2% have been 3-pointers.

Nuggets vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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