Basketball betting favors the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday as they host the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
You can watch this game on ESPN television and bet exciting basketball odds.
Basketball betting trends favor the Lakers in this series since they have been so tough at home and against the Nuggets. Many people are giving the Nuggets a chance to win this series but the numbers don’t necessarily back them up. Last year in basketball betting action the Lakers swept the Nuggets in four straight in the playoffs. The Lakers were taken to seven games by the Rockets in the last round but they have more favorable matchups against the Nuggets. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol lead the Lakers while the Nuggets are led by Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups.
Both teams in basketball betting have been superb at home. The Lakers have4 won over 80% of their games at home in the playoffs of late while Denver has not lost at home since early March. The Lakers have the home court edge in this 7-game series so that could prove important in basketball betting.
Basketball betting numbers tell us that the Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. the Pacific Division. The Nuggets are 20-6 against the basketball odds in their last 26 games overall. The Nuggets are 3-13 against the basketball betting number in the last 16 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games as basketball betting statistics indicate.
Looking at the total in this game we see that the Under is 17-5 in the Nuggets last 22 basketball betting playoff games as an underdog, 7-3 against the basketball odds total in the Nuggets last 10 road games, and 4-1 vs. the basketball betting total in the Lakers last 5 games as a home favorite. The Under is also 24-9 in the Lakers last 33 games as a favorite, 6-1 against the basketball betting number in the last 7 meetings between the two teams and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles.
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