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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Predictions and Preview for 4/10/2022

Los Angeles Lakers takes on Denver Nuggets on 4/10/2022 at 09:40 PM.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets face off in an important game for both teams. Los Angeles Lakers has a record of 32-49 this regular season. Denver Nuggets is 48-33 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Defense Preview


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You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 113.1, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. The defensive lapses yielding dunks, layups, and tip-ins are prevalent.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Offense Preview




Their offensive efficiency is 110.0, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .566 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .536, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .387 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .347 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .728 of their shots from the charity stripe. This is a team that will keep opponents in the game when up with a late narrow lead.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 21.0% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Denver Nuggets Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 111.9, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. The defensive lapses yielding dunks, layups, and tip-ins are prevalent.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Denver Nuggets Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 114.3, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .589 which is considered to be above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .556, which is considered to be above average. They attempt .415 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .353 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .796 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 21.9% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

The Los Angeles Lakers Roster

The Players to Watch for Los Angeles Lakers

Russell Westbrook 6-3 200 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Malik Monk 6-3 200 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

LeBron James 6-9 250 SF

He is a candidate for the All-Star Game this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Denver Nuggets Roster

The Players to Watch for Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokić 6-11 284 C

He is an MVP candidate this season and a player you must know.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He makes an effort to get offensive rebounds, but he is not a leader in this metric.

Aaron Gordon 6-8 235 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Will Barton 6-6 181 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers 116 Denver Nuggets 111

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