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The Denver Nuggets will be in survival mode as they host the LA Lakers for their game six of their best of seven NBA playoff series on Thursday night. The Lakers and Nuggets will tip off from Denver at 10:30PM Eastern Time and TNT provides the live national television broadcast.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker has the Denver Nuggets favored by -1 ½ points with the total lined at 197 points. A money line wager on the home team Denver Nuggets will bring back -120 odds to bettors. Those believing the LA Lakers can bounce back and defeat the Nuggets tonight and close out this series can take back +100 odds for their money line wager in game six.

After dropping game four at home to fall behind 3-1 in this NBA playoff series the Denver Nuggets were able to enter Staples Center in game five and come away with the 102-99 road win as a +6 point road underdog to extend this series. Denver had a better shooting night from the floor with 45.9% in the win. They still had trouble nailing their threes with just 3 of 19 conversions from beyond the arc. Denver had five players score in double digits in their win including 21 points and 14 rebounds from reserve JaVale McGee and 24 points and eight assists from veteran point guard Andre Millers.

It was bad performance for LA in game five as the club made just 38.9% of their shots and 9 of 24 from three. Kobe Bryant took 32 shots and made just 14 of them and finished with 43 points. Laker scoring was unbalanced as Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 11 rebounds and no other LA Lakers could amass more than 11 points. With the coaching change in LA we continue to see production hitting a downward spiral for Pau Gasol. The Lakers big man had just 9 points on 4 of 11 shooting in the game five loss to Denver.

The under is trending big time between these clubs. They have played to two straight unders in the playoff games held in Denver in this series. They have gone under in all three regular season meetings held in Denver this season and are 7-1 to the under in their past eight head to heads in Denver.

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