NBA Picks: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Odds: November 11th 2010
The Nuggets have no problem getting up for the Lakers. They will especially be motivated to hand L.A. its first loss of the season. The fact that they are coming off a forgettable performance at Indiana should only add fuel to the fire.
Denver won 3 of 4 against the Lakers last season, and it has won 3 of its last 4 at home in this series. It is also certainly worth noting that the Lakers are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings and just 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver.
Recent history tells us not to be hasty to jump on L.A. in the small chalk, especially on the road. In fact, the Lakers are just 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games as a road favorite of 4.5 or fewer points. It’s also worth noting that L.A. is just 1-8 ATS in its last 9 Thursday games.
The Nuggets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss of more than 10 points. Considering their strong recent history against L.A., I’ll back the Nugs at home catching points in this highly motivated spot.
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