Denver Nuggets at LA Lakers NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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The Denver Nuggets will be in survival mode on Tuesday as they travel for their game five meeting against the LA Lakers down 3-1. The Nuggets and Lakers will tip off from Staples Center at 10:30PM Eastern Time and TNT delivers the live national television broadcast.

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The current odds posted at Oddsmaker has the home team LA Lakers favored by -6 points with the over under lined at 199 ½ points. A money line wager on the favored LA Lakers will return -265 odds. Those betting the Denver Nuggets to extend this playoff series by winning game five outright tonight will get back +225 odds for their money line wager.

The Lakers after dropping game three in Denver was able to bounce back with a 92-88 road win on Sunday in game four against the Nuggets as a +2 ½ point underdog. The Lakers came in red faced in game four after getting embarrassed in their Friday loss with Andrew Bynum again with immature behavior and the bench looking listless. The Sunday win saw the Laker bench shine as Steve Blake had a solid fourth quarter and finished with 10 points and three assists. Jordan Hill contributed greatly in the win with 12 points and 11 rebounds in his 23 minutes of floor time. The Lakers are without Metta World Peace who will sit out game six of his seven game suspension. The Lakers size advantage aided their +10 rebounding edge against the Nuggets in game four. It was much like game one for LA as it was a balanced attack as the Lakers had six players score in double digits. Kobe Bryant had 22 points and six assists on 10 of 25 shooting.

Denver’s outside shooting failed them again in defeat as the club could make just 3 of their 19 shots from the three point line. Following the game Denver head coach George Karl continued to allege the Lakers of playing illegal defense and was vocal in the free throw discrepancy as his club attempted just 12 free throws for the game. Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets in defeat with 20 points and six rebounds on 9 of16 from the field.

The under is trending in this head to head matchup as the clubs have played under the total in nine of their past ten meetings.

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