Lakers vs. Nuggets odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NBA picks, March 2 best bets from proven model

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A Western Conference matchup features the Denver Nuggets (41-19) and the Los Angeles Lakers (33-28) squaring off on Saturday evening. Denver is on a five-game win streak heading into this game. On Thursday, the Nuggets topped the Miami Heat 103-97. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has won two straight games. On Feb. 29, the Lakers topped the Washington Wizards 134-131. LeBron James is just nine points away from becoming the first player in NBA history to score 40,000 career points. James (ankle) is listed as questionable but is widely expected to play. Jamal Murray (ankle) is questionable for Denver.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Denver is a 1-point favorites in the latest Nuggets vs. Lakers odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 227.5. Before making any Lakers vs. Nuggets picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven model. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 19 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 63-39 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Nuggets. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Nuggets vs. Lakers:

Lakers vs. Nuggets spread: Denver -1Lakers vs. Nuggets over/under: 227.5 pointsLakers vs. Nuggets money line: Los Angeles -110, Denver -110LAL: The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-16 ATS this season DEN: The Denver Nuggets are 2-0 ATS against the Lakers this season Lakers vs. Nuggets picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Lakers can cover

James still has a knack for taking over any contest. The 20-time All-Star is averaging 25.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 7.9 assists per contest. In Wednesday’s win over the Clippers, James finished with 34 points, six boards and eight assists.

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Author : CBS Sports Staff

Publish date : 2024-03-02 16:53:37

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