Our best bet of the day comes from late night contest in the NBA between the LA Lakers and Denver Nuggets. They will begin this pro basketball game from Denver at 10:30PM Eastern time and its ESPN providing the live national television telecast. With our best bet of the day we will play on the Denver Nuggets -4 points against the LA Lakers. The point spread used is from Just Bet sportsbook.
The point spread from tonight’s LA Lakers and Denver Nuggets NBA game opened up with the Nuggets favored by -4 ½ points with an over under of 198 points. Bettors have taken the Lakers in the early wagering as the line was pushed down a ½ point. Some may be eyeing the schedule and are reacting to the Lakers two days of rest for this game while Denver is on the back end of a back to back. The money line returns -175 odds on the favored Nuggets and the return on the underdog Lakers are +155 odds to earn the straight up win.
Denver was a -5 ½ point home favorite on New Year’s Day when they defeated the LA Lakers by the score of 99-90. The Lakers shot horribly in that defeat making just 39.8% of their shots with Kobe Bryant scoring 16 points on 6 of 28 shooting from the field and 1 of 8 from beyond the arc. The Nuggets quality depth was on the display as the club connected on 46.5% from the floor and had six players scoring in double digits. On that night the margin could have been greater in victory for Denver as they shot poorly from the three point line with just 2 of 18 conversions.
The Lakers have been a poor road team this year as they sit with a 2-7 record. On their last trip they opened up with a 100-89 defeat to the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks team playing without the services of center Andrew Bogut. LA has struggled offensively this season as they rank in the lower third in scoring in the league with just 93 points per game. They are a very poor three point shooting team ranking 28th in all of the NBA with 29.4% shooting. The LA Lakers are getting offensive contributions from just three players this season in Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. The depth behind the Lakers big three is amongst the worst we have seen in LA since the Randy Pfund head coaching era in Los Angeles.
Denver has defeated the Lakers in four of their past five meetings held in Denver. They have been playing good basketball with seven wins in their past nine games. The Nuggets have been explosive offensively as they are the top scoring offense in the NBA at 105 points a game and number two in field goal percentage at 48.3% shooting. The Lakers struggle against teams with good point guard play and Ty Lawson will be a huge issue for the Lakers here and a reason we could see a fast pace from Denver here. Despite the back to back spot the Nuggets went deep into their roster and no player went beyond 35 minutes last night. As the Lakers go to their bench they bring reserves onto the court that cannot match the offense from the Nuggets reserve. With the weaknesses on the Lakers roster and the deep Nuggets roster it will be Denver getting the point spread cover tonight. As you open up a new account at one of our top rated sportsbooks be sure you take advantage of sportsbook promo codes