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Lakers host Nuggets: NBA lines

The Lakers have covered the spread in two of their past three games against the Nuggets, and they'll try to make it three of four at home on Sunday afternoon.

Los Angeles last played Denver on January 21, winning 107-97 as a 1-point road favorite that day. Overall, the Lakers are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Nuggets.

View Denver vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nuggets are listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 204.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Lakers) and the No. 8 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 109-107 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 3-rated squad against Denver's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 12 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 104.7 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Denver was a 99-90 winner in its last match on the road against the Kings. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 189 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nuggets grabbed a 99-90 win over the Kings on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Raymond Felton at Power Balance Pavilion.

The Lakers were a 96-85 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 8–point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got 21 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 96-85 victory over Utah on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Utah are 9-1
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 9-1


A few Nuggets at Lakers trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver's last 8 games on the road
Denver is 16-2-1 ATS in its last 19 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 5
LA Lakers home to Utah, Tuesday, April 5

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