Nuggets vs. Lakers - 4/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (20-56) at Denver Nuggets (28-49)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -10 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, ALT
The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets meet Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 98.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 104.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jordan Hill is averaging 11.9 points and eight rebounds while Carlos Boozer is averaging 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.6 assists and Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a Tuesday loss to the Clippers in which they allowed 48.1 percent shooting. The only good news for the Lakers right now is that three of their last six wins have come on the road.
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The Denver Nuggets look to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.1 points on 43 percent shooting and are allowing 104.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 15.4 points and 9.5 assists while Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.5 points and six rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari is dishing 1.3 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting just 43 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost 16 straight when scoring less than 100 points. Five of the Nuggets last eight wins have come at home. Jameer Nelson is expected to miss this game with a hip injury.
The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 29-11-2 ATS in their last 42 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 24-50-2 ATS in their last 76 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Lakers are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Why are the Nuggets getting so much love? Neither team is good and at this point in the season, neither team is really trying to win with the draft in mind. Take the points if you really want to wager on this game.