Lakers at Nuggets - 12/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (4-23) at Denver Nuggets (11-16)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
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TV: TWC SN, ALT
The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets square off Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a nice road victory after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.7 points and 3.4 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.6 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost seven straight road games.
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The Denver Nuggets look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 98.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.3 points and 2.3 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.2 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last eight home games. Emmanuel Mudiay is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver and 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
I don't like the Lakers at all. This team is impossibe to trust. With the Denver Nuggets rolling right now, I'll side with them and the reasonable chalk at home.