Vegas Lines & NBA Expert Picks: Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
by Liev Jackson

Denver and LA Lakers Both Look to Break Slumps

Vegas Lines & NBA Expert Picks: Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers

Denver Nuggets (42-21) vs
Los Angeles Lakers (30-34)

Time: 10:30 PMET
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Watch on: ESPN
Spread: Denver -6
Moneyline: Denver -250
Total O/U: 229

The struggles of the Los Angeles Lakers is national news as the team is coming perilously close to missing the playoffs. Getting less attention is the fact that the Denver Nuggets have also lost three in a row coming into this one.

The Lakers have lost three in a row and ever since LeBron James returned from his long-term injury the team is just 4-9. That includes losses to some teams building for the future including Atlanta and Phoenix. On Monday they lost 113-105 to the Clippers who are one of their chief competitors for a spot.

James led the way with 27 points, but it’s clear that the young players are having a hard time following his lead after he campaigned so openly to have Anthony Davis join the lineup before the trade deadline.

Denver lost to the other team the Lakers are chasing at the bottom of the standings, San Antonio. Monday’s loss was a heart-breaker, falling 104-103. Denver came on strong in the fourth, outscoring San Antonio 34-19, but it was too little too late after they were outplayed for much of the first three periods.

Denver’s other losses were to Utah and New Orleans. It’s the second time in a month they’ve lost three in a row after not having such a streak since November.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
545 Denver
-5
546 LA Lakers
228
  Moneyline
-225/+188
 
 
Denver Nuggets
 
Los Angeles Lakers
42-21
Lost 3
117 Home
34-29
112.06
107.16
4.9
22-11
12-18
28-34-1
17-16
11-18-1
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
Injuries
30-34
Lost 3
Away 85
26-37-1
112.31
113.92
-1.61
12-19-1
14-18
25-38-1
9-22-1
16-16

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends & Predictions

Denver:
Denver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Denver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games on the road
Denver is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games when playing LA Lakers
Denver is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver's last 14 games when playing LA Lakers
Denver is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Denver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers

LA Lakers:
LA Lakers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Lakers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
LA Lakers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of LA Lakers's last 24 games at home
LA Lakers is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Denver
LA Lakers is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Lakers's last 14 games when playing Denver
LA Lakers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
LA Lakers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 7 games when playing at home against Denver

The Bottom Line: The Nuggets are -6 point favorites and seemingly closer to figuring things out than the Lakers. But this is back to the wall time for LeBron and I think he finds a way to will his team to a win. The Pick: Lakers 117-114.

Liev NBA Prediction: LA Lakers +6
Total O/U: Over 229
NBA Record: Season 2018-19: 52-49-0   /   +1.10 Units

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