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Lakers Nuggets Game 5 Betting

The Denver Nuggets are on the ropes and road underdogs for Tuesday night as they hit the hardwood at the Staples Center down 3-1 in their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers rolled to a 92-88 road win in Denver in Game 4 of the best-of-seven set on Sunday night to take the commanding series lead. Kobe Bryant scored 22 points for Los Angeles that night.

The Lakers are 41-25 so far on the season, and 27-39 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 38-28 and 36-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 37-29 and the Nuggets go 32-33-1 on the totals.

View Denver vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 199.5 at TopBet and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Lakers and the No. 18-ranked Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-101 result in favor of the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 2-rated squad against Denver's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 23 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.2 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 92-88 winner on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (180) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kobe Bryant scored 22 points leading the Lakers to a 92-88 victory over Denver at Pepsi Center on Sunday.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Nuggets at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Denver's last 10 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Lakers last 10 games when playing Denver
LA Lakers are 21-4 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver home to LA Lakers, Thursday, May 10
LA Lakers at Denver, Thursday, May 10

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