Lakers vs. Nuggets Prediction
It’s a big matchup in the West as the Denver Nuggets host the Los Angeles Lakers. Here’s a closer look at tonight’s 10PM ET matchup.
521 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 522 Denver Nuggets
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10PM ET – Pepsi Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Lakers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 220 points. The public betting currently has 65 percent going on Los Angeles as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Lakers remain atop the West
Los Angeles has won four of its last five games and sits atop the Western Conference by three games over Denver right now. The Lakers are 40-12 on the season, 22-5 on the road, 27-24-1 against the spread and 26-26 with the over/under total.
The Lakers are putting up 114.6 points per game on offense this season while shooting 48.8 percent from the field, which is best in the league. Defensively, Los Angeles is giving up 107.2 points per game while opponents shoot 44.5 percent against them. LeBron James is averaging 24.8 points, 10.7 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game to lead the team. Anthony Davis is adding 26.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per contest.
Nuggets continue to surge
Denver has won four straight and six of its last seven following a 127-120 win over San Antonio at home on Monday. The Nuggets have covered in all six wins as well. Denver is now 38-16 on the season, 21-6 at home, 26-24-4 against the spread and 29-25 with the under.
The Nuggets are giving up just 106.4 points per game on defense this season while opponents shoot 45.6 percent against them. Offensively, Denver is putting up 110.3 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Nikola Jokic is leading the team with 20.6 points, 6.9 assists and 10.2 rebounds per game. Jamal Murray is adding 18.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games as a road favorite and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Nuggets have covered the spread in four straight home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight Wednesday games.
The road team has won and covered in both meetings between these two this season. One was a defensive grind, while the other saw the Nuggets get hot and put up 128 points. The Nuggets are on a nice surge right now and trying to make a run at Los Angeles. This is a big game for them tonight. They don’t have many chances to make a statement against the Lakers, and can’t expect Los Angeles to fall back much the rest of the season. The Nuggets look to have the pieces to combat the Lakers. They have the defense to defend LeBron and Davis, and more balance offensively.
NBA Prediction: Denver Nuggets +2.5