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Nuggets vs Lakers Game 2 Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers will have a 2-0 series lead in their sights on Tuesday night as they play host to the Denver Nuggets in the second game of their first-round NBA playoff betting matchup.

Los Angeles rolled to a 103-88 win over Denver in the opener on Sunday afternoon, paying out on the NBA lines as Kobe Bryant poured in 31 points. Andrew Bynum grabbed 13 rebounds that day.

The Lakers currently sports a record of 41-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 27-39 ATS. The Nuggets are 38-28 and 36-30 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 37-29 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Nuggets have gone 32-33-1 against the number.

View Denver vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Nuggets before tip-off in this one will find them as 5-point underdogs at TopBet, while the total sits at 199.5 over at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Lakers and the No. 17-rated Nuggets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 103-101 win for the Nuggets on Tuesday.

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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.

Denver was a 103-88 loser in its last match on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Denver suffered a 103-88 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, getting 19 points from Danilo Gallinari in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

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

 

A few Nuggets at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Denver
LA Lakers are 20-4 SU in their last 24 games when playing at home against Denver
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver home to LA Lakers, Friday, May 4
LA Lakers at Denver, Friday, May 4

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