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Nuggets vs Lakers Betting Matchup Report

Los Angeles LakersDenver Nuggets
21-41March 07, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center26-34

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

Supporters of the Lakers have seen them go 21-41 and 33-29 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 26-34 and 25-34-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 29-31, while the Lakers are 35-25-2.

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

The Nuggets were listed as a -8.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 225 over at 5Dimes earlier.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Nuggets and the No. 28-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-91 result in favor of the Nuggets.

Denver won its last outing, a 115-110 result against the Mavericks on March 5. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 225 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Nuggets got 21 points from Wilson Chandler as Denver ran past Dallas 115-110 on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 23 in the league with 41.52 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 8.33 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 4 with 9.37 per contest.

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 9th
Denver at New Orleans, Sunday, March 9th