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Denver favored by -9 against Los Angeles on Wednesday

Los Angeles LakersDenver Nuggets
4-5November 13, 2013, 09:00 | Pepsi Center2-4

Pepsi Center features an NBA battle between the host Denver Nuggets and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in betting action on Wednesday.

Denver battles the Lakers, currently with a 4-5 mark (5-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Nuggets and 5-4 for the Lakers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The Nuggets were listed as a -9-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 205.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Nuggets sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Lakers are at No. 23 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 91-88.

The Lakers were a 116-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pelicans. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Tuesday, running New Orleans out of the gym and running up a 116-95 score at STAPLES Center.

The Nuggets were a 100-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Ty Lawson scored 17 points leading the Nuggets to a 100-81 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 17-ranked offense (98.67 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 27 at 105.22 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 43.2% from the field per game, more than the Lakers have managed so far this season (42.09% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Vancouver, Friday, November 15th
Denver home to Minnesota, Friday, November 15th