Lakers vs. Nuggets Prediction
Will tonight's Lakers and Nuggets matchup in Denver go over the betting total at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nuggets are now 12.5-point home favorites over the Lakers after opening as an 8.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 231 and has been bet down to 230.5.
The Lakers enter play tonight having one just once over their last nine games and are 1-8-1 against the spread over that span. They're 28-36 against the number on the season and are 16-19 against the spread on the road this year.
The Nuggets have won six of their last 10 games coming into tonight's play and are 6-4 against the spread during that same stretch. They're 35-31 against the spread on the season, which includes a 17-16 ATS mark at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Denver and 16-4-1 in the last 21 meetings overall. The over has also cashed in six of the Lakers' last seven road games and are 6-0-1 in their last seven games versus a team with a losing record. On the other side, the over is 16-4-1 in the Nuggets' last 21 games versus a team with a losing record and has cashed in 12 of their last 17 games versus Pacific opponents.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: LAKERS/NUGGETS OVER 230.5