NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

May 14, 2012 NBA Basketball

The Denver Nuggets’ 102-99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday forced the series into this sixth game. The Nuggets are at home in the Pepsi Center to potentially force a seventh and final game in Los Angeles on Saturday night while the Lakers are hoping to potentially stop the series and move into the second round. The teams have split the first two series games in Denver with the Nuggets winning 99-84 in the first of these games and the Lakers winning 92-88 on the second.

The Denver Nuggets were clearly inspired by the Lakers’ Andrew Bynum claiming that close-out games in playoff series were “easy” and that the opponent tends to “quit.” The Nuggets won the game in spite of the Lakers outscoring them 34-26 in the fourth quarter. Start your Basketball Betting action on Los Angeles Lakers vs.  Denver Nuggets game.

Denver’s offense has been punctuated by six players averaging at least ten points per game. Danilo Gallinari leads with 15.8 while Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee are both close to 10 rebounds per game while also at 10.4 points per game each. McGee had a strong game on Tuesday with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

The Los Angeles Lakers have concentrated more on Kobe Bryant as their leader in terms of performance. Bryant has 31.2 points per game in this series. He had 43 in Tuesday’s game and made all but one of his eleven free throws in that game. Andrew Bynum has only gotten a double-double in three games in this series but he still averages that kind of total with 18 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in the series.

Devin Ebanks has also been starting a forward with Metta World Peace being suspended. He is only getting 4.6 points per game and has been dividing much of the game at his position between him and Matt Barnes.  Check the Online Sportsbook Odds for Los Angeles Lakers vs.  Denver Nuggets game.

The Denver Nuggets are favored to win tonight’s game by a minimal margin. The Nuggets are -1.5 favorites with a 197 over/under for the game. There are no moneyline bets available as of this writing but these bets should expect to be very narrow judging by the tight contest.

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