Los Angeles is a solid home basketball betting favorite in this Western Conference matchup.
Basketball betting scheduling information tells us that the Nuggets are in the second half of a back-to-back while the Lakers are in the first half. Denver played last night at home versus Oklahoma City while the Lakers are in Portland tomorrow night.
NBA betting trends definitely favor the Lakers in this matchup. Los Angeles has won 9 of the last 10 meetings against the Nuggets and they are 8-2 against the basketball odds. The Lakers have won the last five home games against Denver and they are a perfect 5-0 against the basketball odds. The teams have met three times this season with the Lakers taking two of the three including a 104-90 victory at Staples Center back in October as NBA betting results indicate. Basketball betting results tell us that Denver’s win came at home in February as they defeated the Lakers 90-79.
The Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference as basketball betting statistics show and will have home court advantage until the NBA Finals assuming they get that far. The Nuggets are still fighting for playoff positioning and home court advantage in the early rounds of the playoffs as basketball betting stats indicate. The Lakers have been below .500 against the NBA betting pointspread at home this season. Usually the Lakers are laying big basketball betting numbers at home and sometimes they have failed to win by margin.
Denver has been just above average on the road this season in basketball betting. Denver win’s with offense just as the Lakers do. Denver just doesn’t have quite the depth that Los Angeles has in terms of offense or defense. The Nuggets have been led this season by Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups.
Eight of the last ten meetings between the two teams have gone under the NBA betting total including the last six in a row. At Los Angeles, the trend isn’t quite as strong with three of the last five going under the basketball betting total.
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