The Denver Nuggets have won two in a row both SU and ATS against the Los Angeles Lakers as those Western Conference teams hit the hardwood together in NBA betting action on Monday night.
Overall the Nuggets are 2-1 both SU and ATS against the Lakers so far this season, with each of those three games turning into OVER results for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. Five of the last six Nuggets vs. Lakers matchups have been OVER results.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets currently sports a record of 35-22, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 33-24 ATS. The Lakers are 28-29 and 23-34 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 35-22 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lakers have gone 29-27-1 against the number.
The Nuggets were listed as 6-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including ), with the total was listed at 217 over at 5Dimes earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 11-rated Lakers taking on the No. 5-rated Nuggets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 106-104 win for the Nuggets on Monday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 4 in the league with 44.8 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 4 with 8.5 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 104.1 points per game when playing on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 103-99 winner as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 202 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dallas was victimized by Kobe Bryant for 38 points as the Lakers defeated the Mavericks 103-99 in NBA action on Sunday.
In their last action, Denver was a 113-99 winner on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Nuggets grabbed a 113-99 win over the Bobcats on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Ty Lawson at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Lakers at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Denver
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the LA Lakers last 18 games when playing on the road against Denver
LA Lakers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Denver's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers home to Minnesota, Thursday, February 28
Denver at Portland, Wednesday, February 27