Lakers vs. Nuggets - 2/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (19-32) at Los Angeles Lakers (13-38)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +2 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, TNT
The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers square off Tuesday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Denver Nuggets have lost six straight games and begin a three-game road trip. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 103.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 16.5 points and 10 assists while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Wilson Chandler is shooting 41.5 percent from the field. The Denver Nuggets did shoot 48.3 percent from the field in their Monday loss to the Thunder but came into the game shooting just 37.5 percent from the field in their last five games. The Nuggets are a weird basketball team at the moment that lacks an identity. Jameer Nelson and JaVale McGee are questionable with injuries.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have lost four straight games and play their first home game of the month. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 99.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting and are allowing 106.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nick Young is averaging 13.6 points and 1.1 assists while Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.6 assists and Wesley Johnson is shooting 40.3 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers are also a team that’s struggling on the offensive end, as they’re shooting just 41.5 percent from the field in their last five games. Injuries to the Lakers certainly aren’t helping, as this is a team that’s clearly lost its way and has all but thrown in the towel on the season.
The Nuggets are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Lakers are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games. The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
I have no clue which side to go with considering both of these squads are pretty much in the same boat. However, the Nuggets are still the healthier team and has a few playmakers who should be able to get he best of a banged up Lakers squad. Forced to pick, I'm taking the Nuggets and laying the bucket.