Lakers vs. Nuggets Prediction

NBA Predictions: Should Bettors Lay Points with Nuggets vs. Lakers? 3/9/18

Are seven points too much to lay on the Denver Nuggets Friday night when they host the L.A. Lakers at 9:00 p.m. ET?

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(813) Los Angeles Lakers at (814) Denver Nuggets

Friday, March 9, 2018

TV: N/A, 9:00 p.m. ET

WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Denver. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Nuggets are 7-point home favorites to beat the Lakers, who opened as 6.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 229.5 points after opening at 231 at some online sportsbooks.

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WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: Los Angeles. As of Friday evening, 67% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nuggets to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 63% of the betting tickets are on the over.

WHO WE LIKE: The home team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams while the favorite has cashed in five of the last seven meetings. The Lakers, meanwhile, are just 5-14 at the betting window in their last 19 games against the Nuggets and are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five trips to Denver. Given the Lakers’ inability to close games, I see the Nuggets eventually pulling away in this one. Denver won’t overlook an improved L.A. squad.




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