October 20, 2023 3 min read


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets 2023-24 NBA Odds, Time, and Prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets game on Tuesday, October 24, is the 2023-24 NBA season opener. The game will take place at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, the home venue of the reigning NBA champions

The winners of last season’s NBA Championship, the Denver Nuggets, start their title defense at home. Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, is the place where Nikola Jokic & Co. will welcome LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, October 24. There’s gonna be so many superstars on the court that day that any result is possible. But what’s our Lakers at Nuggets prediction? Keep reading to find out!

Lakers at Nuggets Odds

Los Angeles Lakers +5-110
Denver Nuggets -5-110
Los Angeles Lakers-179
Denver Nuggets-222
Points TotalOdds
Over 227.5-110
Under 227.5-110

*Odds taken from bet365 on Friday, October 20.

When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado
  • Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch: TNT

Do LA Lakers’ Veterans Still Have It?

LeBron James is the oldest NBA player entering the 2023-24 season. “King James,” a four-time MVP who’s won the NBA Championship four times will be 37 in two months. Despite his advancing age, he looks fit and ready to do at least as well as last season.

As a reminder, his field goal percentage last season was .500, which is his second-worst number since coming to LA. He also recorded fewer assists than usual – 6.8 per game.

On the bright side, all of the other Lakers’ key men are still in the best years for playing basketball – Anthony Davis (30), D’Angelo Russell (27), and others. The bad news for the Lakers fans is that the same applies to the Denver Nuggets as well.

Nuggets Looking for Their 8th Straight Home Win Over Lakers

The Denver Nuggets are famously good at Ball Arena in Denver, one of many bits of evidence being that they’ve got all wins in the last seven Lakers vs. Nuggets games played in Colorado.

Actually, they have a very good record against this opponent regardless of the venue – they won each of the five games they played against the Lakers so far in 2023.

The reigning NBA champions are eager to start their title defense, which is no surprise as their roster looks at least as good as last season. Nikola Jokic is their biggest star, but he’s not the only one. In addition to the 2024 NBA MVP favorite, this team also has Jamal Murray and many other elite players.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction

The confidence is sky high in Denver’s locker room with the Nuggets players impatiently waiting for the start of their title-defending campaign. They have a tough opponent coming to Ball Arena on the 2023-24 season opening day, but we have no doubt that Jokic & Co. will be able to handle it.

Picks: Denver Nuggets to win and cover the spread; over to hit


Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.

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