Nuggets vs Lakers odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 15 prediction from proven computer model

The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Ball Arena. Denver is 21-19 overall and 10-7 at home, while the Lakers are 21-21 overall and 7-10 on the road. The Nuggets lost two of three games between the teams last season, with both losses coming at home.

Denver is favored by four points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Nuggets vs. Lakers odds, and the over-under is set at 224. Before we get into the Lakers vs. Nuggets picks, you’ll want to see the model’s NBA predictions on SportsLine.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned more than $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model enters Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 turnover on all top-rated NBA picks, netting nearly $2,000. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.

Now the model has set its sights on Nuggets vs. Lakers. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Lakers vs. Nuggets:

  • Nuggets vs. Lakers Spread: Nuggets -4
  • Nuggets vs. Lakers over-under: 224 points

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What you need to know about the Nuggets

You can’t lose the game if you win every quarter, and that was precisely the Nuggets’ strategy against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Denver was totally in control, outscoring Portland 140-108 at home. The contest was almost over by the end of the third, at which point Denver had established a 101-80 advantage.

Point guard Facundo Campazzo and center Nikola Jokic were among Denver’s top playmakers, with the former posting a double-double with 18 points and 12 cents and the latter with 20 points and seven assists in addition to eight rebounds. The performance ended a nine-game double-double streak for the reigning MVP, but his 30 double-doubles are still second most in the NBA. But Jokic averaged just 22.7 points per game against the Lakers last season, which was his lowest against any team in the Western Conference.

What you need to know about the Lakers

Meanwhile, the Lakers fell short against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, losing 125-116. The Lakers had a six-point halftime lead but were then outscored 40-23 in the third quarter. A silver lining for Los Angeles was the play of small forward LeBron James, who had 34 points and six assists with seven boards.

Los Angeles has now lost four of its last five road games, with the only victory coming against the Rockets who have the worst record in the West. While the Lakers rank third in the NBA in points per game, they aren’t as efficient as the stats suggest, as they only rank 24th in offensive efficiency. Veterans Carmelo Anthony (back) and Dwight Howard (knee) are questionable for Saturday.

How to Make Nuggets vs. Lakers Picks

The model has simulated Lakers vs. Nuggets 10,000 times and the results are there. We can tell you that the model leans below, and it also generated a point pick that hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick on SportsLine.

So who wins the Nuggets against the Lakers? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all about the model who crushed his NBA picks.

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