The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers are playing in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, with Game 1 next to come.

The Nuggets take the court as 7-point favorites against the Lakers. The matchup’s point total is set at 223.

Nuggets vs. Lakers Betting Odds

NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Wednesday at 3:29 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Spread: Denver -7
  • Total: 223
  • Moneyline: Denver -286, Los Angeles +230

Lakers at Nuggets odds, spread, & more


  • Denver has come away with 53 wins in the 72 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season.
  • This year, Denver has won 31 of 35 games when listed as at least -286 or better on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Denver has a 74.1% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Los Angeles has gone 15-21 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 41.7% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +230 or longer, Los Angeles has a record of 2-2 (50%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, Los Angeles’ implied win probability is 30.3%.

Against the spread

  • The 114.9 points per game the Nuggets average are only 2.5 fewer points than the Lakers give up (117.4).
  • Denver is 23-8-1 against the spread and 28-4 overall when scoring more than 117.4 points.
  • Los Angeles has put together a 32-27 ATS record and a 39-20 overall record in games it scores more than 109.6 points.
  • Denver has an ATS record of 35-28-2 and a 51-14 record overall when its opponents score fewer than 118.0 points.
  • The Nuggets are the NBA’s 14th-ranked scoring team (114.9 PPG), while the Lakers rank 23rd in points per game allowed (117.4) in the league.
  • Los Angeles’ squad is currently the sixth-ranked scoring team in the NBA (118.0 PPG), while Denver’s team is sixth in points allowed per game (109.6).
  • The Nuggets have put up a total of 431 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 5.3 per game), and the Lakers have out-scored opponents by 49 points on the season (0.6 more per game).
  • Denver has an average implied point total of 116.5 this season, which is 1.5 points higher than its implied total in Saturday’s game (115).
  • So far this season, Denver has scored more than 115 points in a game 40 times.
  • Los Angeles’ average implied point total on the season (118.8 points) is 10.8 points higher than its implied total in this matchup (108 points).

How to watch Nuggets vs. Lakers

  • Game Day: Saturday, April 20, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena
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