Denver Nuggets versus LA Lakers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-25-2013


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The 28-29 LA Lakers will travel on a back to back when they face a rested 35-22 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Denver is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this game have the home team Denver Nuggets favored by -6 points with an over under line of 217 points. There has been no line movement since the NBA odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams have met three times this season with Denver winning and covering the spread in two of the three games. Each game played over the total.

LA Lakers have a road record of 10-18 on the season. They win their third straight game following a 103-99 road win at the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday afternoon as a +3 point underdog. The game ended under 212 points. The Lakers shot 47.2% and was red hot from three making 13 of 25 from beyond the arc. They allowed the Mavericks 44.8% shooting. Kobe Bryant had 38 points and 12 rebounds on 13 of 21 shooting. Since the All Star break the Lakers have averaged 109 points per game. They are sixth in the NBA in points per game and ninth in offensive field goal percentage by hitting on 45.8% of their shots.

Denver is 23-3 playing at home on the year. After dropping four of five games the team comes off the 113-99 road win at the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night as a -10 point betting favorite. The game ended over 208 ½ points. The Nuggets shot 53% from the floor in the win along with 7 of 19 coming from three. They held the Bobcats to 45.1% from the field and only 2 of 11 makes from three. Ty Lawson led Denver with 20 points and five assists. It has been difficult to lay many points with the Denver Nuggets because they are such a poor free throw shooting team. The make just 69.3% from the charity stripe ranking 30th and last in the NBA.