Denver Sports Betting: Nuggets look to defend home court versus King James

Dec 3, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots a jump shot in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Sports Betting is here to provide a betting preview of tonight’s Denver Nuggets game.

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Denver will face the Los Angeles Lakers at Pepsi Center with tip-off set for 8:00 p.m. MST.

The Nuggets enter the game with a 38-16 record and will have a chance to enter the All-Star break on a high note.

Betting trends/Stats:

Denver is just three games behind Los Angeles in the Western Conference Standings.

The game will undoubtedly serve as a test for both franchises at this point in the season. This game will be the third of four matchups between Denver and Los Angeles this year. The series is tied 1-1 entering into tonight’s game.

The Nuggets are coming off back-to-back wins, and Denver’s grit has been on display recently.

The team traveled to Milwaukee to face the Bucks on the back end of a back-to-back at the end of January. The short-handed Nuggets won that game, becoming just the third team to win at Fiserv forum this season.

A week later, the Nuggets traveled to Utah and beat the Jazz with just seven available players on the back end of another back-to-back. The Nuggets also overcame a 23-point, second-half deficit Monday versus the San Antonio Spurs.

The Nuggets open up as +2 home underdogs, and that number has since jumped a half-point to Denver +2.5.

Denver is currently 27-24-3 ATS, including a 6-1 mark in their last seven games. The Lakers are 27-24-1 ATS this year.

The over/under is currently listed at 220.5 after opening at 222. 73% of public money is funneling towards the over.

The Nuggets total has hit the OVER in five of their last six games, in which Denver has a record of 5-1. Denver also 6-1 in their previous seven straight bets.

Los Angeles total has hit the OVER mark in 11 of their last 15 games.

The Lakers have struggled against the Nuggets over the last few seasons, especially against the spread. The Lakers are just 6-12 ATS in their previous 18 matchups with the Nuggets.

Injuries:

Lakers: 

Anthony Davis – probable

Nuggets:

Mason Plumlee – out

Michael Porter Jr. – out

Will Barton – out

P.J. Dozier – probable

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