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Lakers Have Won 11 of Their Last 12 at Home

The Denver Nuggets finished off a 2-1 SU homestand with a 130-104 rout of Sacramento on Sunday and remain tied with two other teams in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Nuggets begin a road-heavy home stretch of the season on Tuesday when they travel to Los Angeles to tangle with the Lakers. OVER bettors love seeing these teams collide, with 10 of the past 11 matchups between the Lakers and Nuggets going above the closing total.

Xbet opened the Nuggets as 2-point road favorites with a total of 231.

  • The Lakers are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The Nuggets are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games after consecutive wins.
  • The Nuggets are 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight games with one day off between games.

The Nuggets, who are 11-20 SU on the road this season, play 10 of their final 15 contests away from home. Nikola Jokic notched his seventh triple-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the win over the Kings. Jokic is averaging 25.7 points over his past three games after posting an average of 7.3 over his previous three.

Los Angeles lost to Denver 125-116 on Friday in the last meeting between the teams in a game that ended with Lakers coach Luke Walton yelling at Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray. L.A. is beginning a back-to-back that also involves a visit to Golden State on Wednesday. With Brandon Ingram out, Julius Randle is averaging 22.4 points and Brook Lopez is averaging 21.2 in the same stretch while making at least 10 field goals in each of the last three games.

Very quietly, the Lakers are a sizzling play at Staples Center. Los Angeles is 11-1 SU and 10-2 ATS in its past 12 home games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers were listed earlier as 2-point underdogs on the betting oddsboard at Bovada. Those betting on the total OVER/UNDER for points scored have seen that line set at 232 for Tuesday at shops such as MyBookie.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 115-113 victory for the Lakers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers sit at 30-36 (36-30 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Denver Nuggets are currently 37-30 (31-33-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Los Angeles is 36-29-1 OU and Denver is 34-33 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Denver injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Lakers rated this week at No. 12 and the Nuggets sitting at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Denver Nuggets rank No. 9 in the league with 44.19 per game. That compares with Los Angeles's No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA's No. 21-ranked team at 9.86 treys per game, while Denver rates No. 8 with 11.25 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Nuggets and Kings didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Sacramento was handed a 130-104 defeat on Sunday at Pepsi Center.

The Lakers got a 36-point performance from Julius Randle as Los Angeles handed Cleveland a 127-113 defeat on Sunday at Staples Center.

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Denver is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Denver's last 14 games
  • Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Los Angeles is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Los Angeles's last 12 games
  • Los Angeles is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Denver home to Detroit, Thursday, March 15
Los Angeles at Golden State, Wednesday, March 14