Lakers vs. Nuggets Prediction

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DENVER, CO (The Spread) – The Lakers are back to .500 – can they get over the average mark with a victory tonight versus the Nuggets at 9:00PM ET?

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Nuggets as 3.5-point favorites over the Lakers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 214.5 points. Los Angeles enters the day with a 14-14 overall record and is 5-8 on the road, while Denver is 15-14 overall and 8-1 at home.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Nuggets opened as 3-point favorites but the line has been bet up to 3.5 or 4 depending on the sports book. As for the total, it fell from 215 down to 214.5.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 74% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Lakers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.

NBA FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NBA trends, the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Denver and 23-9 in the last 32 meetings overall. The under is also 4-0 in the Nuggets’ last four games following a straight up loss and 4-1 in their last five home games versus a team with a losing road record.

2012 NBA FREE PICK: LAKERS/NUGGETS UNDER 214.5

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