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Nuggets battle vs Lakers highlights NBA odds

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Feb 3, 10:30 PM | Pepsi Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Odds

13-9TEAM RECORD15-7

The Nuggets will be trying to slam the Lakers on Friday when the teams tip off at Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.

The Nuggets sit at 15-7 (15-7 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lakers are currently 13-9 (10-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Denver is 12-10 OU, and Los Angeles is 9-13 OU.

View LA Lakers vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Denver opened as 4-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 197.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Nuggets and the No. 2-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-100 result in favor of the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 105.7 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 4 at 90.6 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 98.4 points per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

The Lakers were a 106-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Lakers on Tuesday as Los Angeles blasted the Bobcats 106-73 at STAPLES Center.

The Nuggets were a 112-91 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets blew out Los Angeles on Thursday, running up the score in a 112-91 win at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Lakers at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
LA Lakers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
Denver is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Denver is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at Utah, Saturday, February 4
Denver at Portland, Saturday, February 4

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