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Nuggets vs Lakers Betting Matchup Report

Los Angeles LakersDenver Nuggets
Jan 1, 8:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Odds

3-2TEAM RECORD2-2

The Nuggets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Lakers tip off at Pepsi Center on Sunday in NBA play.

The Lakers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 3-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nuggets are 3-1 ATS. Los Angeles is 0-5 against the total, while Denver is 3-1 versus the number.

View LA Lakers vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Nuggets installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 199.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Nuggets and the No. 2-rated Lakers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 105-103 win for the Nuggets on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 105.8 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 2 at 86 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, more than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 100 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

The Nuggets were a 92-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Denver suffered a 92-89 loss against Los Angeles on Saturday, getting 21 points from Al Harrington in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

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

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Lakers at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Lakers last 12 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the LA Lakers last 16 games on the road
Denver is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Denver's last 12 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Denver is 10-3-2 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Houston, Tuesday, January 3
Denver home to Milwaukee, Monday, January 2

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