Lakers vs. Nuggets - 3/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (30-42) at Los Angeles Lakers (15-55)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +3 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers square off late Friday night at the Staples Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 14.7 points and 2.4 assists while D.J. Augustin is averaging 12.7 points and 4.7 assists. Emmanuel Mudiay is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last six road games. Kenneth Faried is questionable with a back injury.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for a victory after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 98 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.9 points and 3.1 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 2.6 assists and D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.5 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 of their last 15 home games. Ryan Kelly is questionable with a wrist injury.
The Nuggets are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
We hit on the Lakers against Memphis and Phoenix, as they've been getting some very kind lines as late and this is another win. The Lakers continue to show fight with their young core and obviously want to send Kobe off with some type of positive vibes. The Nuggets are god awful on the road. I'll take the home team and the free bucket, but we probably won't need it.