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

The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Denver Nuggets at 9 p.m. ET Saturday at 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 the latest Nuggets vs. Lakers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 224. Before entering any Lakers vs. Nuggets picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nuggets vs. Lakers. You can head to SportsLine to see its 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 charge, breezing past Portland 140-108 at home. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Denver had established a 101-80 advantage. 

Point guard Facundo Campazzo and center Nikola Jokic were among the main playmakers for Denver as the former posted a double-double on 18 points and 12 dimes and the latter had 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 vs. the Lakers last season, which was his lowest against any Western Conference team.

What you need to know about the Lakers

Meanwhile, the Lakers came up short against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, falling 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 along with seven boards.

Los Angeles has now lost four of its last five road games, with the lone victory coming over the Rockets who have the West’s worst record. While the Lakers rank third in the NBA in points per game, they are not nearly as efficient as the stats suggest as they rank just 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 in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Nuggets vs. Lakers? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks. 

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