Nuggets vs. Lakers Prediction
The Nuggets have won two of their last three games and six of 10 but can they cover tonight for bettors when they visit the Lakers at 10:30PM ET?
Los Angeles opened as a 2.5-point home underdog but according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lakers are now +3 to beat the Nuggets tonight. As far as the total is concerned, the number has moved from 215 down to 214.
The Nuggets are now 4-1 against the spread in their last five games coming off a win and have covered in six of their last eight games versus opponents from the Pacific Division. They're also 12-5 at the betting window in their last 17 games following an ATS loss and are 7-1-1 against the number in their last nine road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage below .400.
Denver has also dominated in this series. The Nuggets are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five trips to L.A. and have covered in four of their last five meetings overall with the Lakers. The road team has fared well at the betting window as well, covering in seven of the last nine meetings.
As for the Lakers? They're just 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games and have dropped five of their last six at the betting window overall. They're winless at 0-4 ATS in their last four games versus an opponent with a losing record and are just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games versus the Western Conference as well.
FRIDAY NBA FREE PICK: DENVER NUGGETS -3