NBA Picks: Nuggets vs. Lakers Gambling Lines & Preview

NBA Gambling: Denver vs L.A.

The Denver Nuggets (19-33) take on the Los Angeles Lakers (13-38) in the late game tonight. This is far from an exciting match-up. As always, visit Cappers Picks for free NBA picks all season long.

Neither of these teams are going to make the NBA playoffs.

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Nuggets vs Lakers
When: Tuesday, Feb 10th 2015 at 10:30pm ET
Where: Staples Center
NBA Gambling Line: Lakers –2
NBA Gambling O/U Line: 202 Points

NBA Gambling O/U Line: 211 Points
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The Nuggets had a chance, but they’re now 10 games back from 8th place in the West after posting a horrible 1-9 record in their last 10 games.

Denver has been bad, but the Lakers have been just as bad, as they’re 1-9 in their last 10 games also. One thing that’s for sure is something will have to give tonight, as one of these teams will have to win.

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The Nuggets are definitely the more talented team, but they’re not playing like that. Let’s talk about the paint first. Faried and Nurkic should be able to absolutely dominate Black and Sacre of the Lakers.

For some reason Faried has struggled against the Lakers, but he has the ability to put up a 20 point and 20 rebound performance against poor teams like this. I expect big thins out of Faried tonight in LA.

You could argue that the Nuggets have the edge at every starting position. Lawson is better than Clarkson at this point in Clarkson’s young career. I also like Afflalo/Chandler over Ellington/Kelly.

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On paper the Nuggets are better in all major categories. Denver is scoring 100.6 PPG (15th) while giving up 104.3 PPG (27th). LAL aren’t much worse, but they give up 106.3 PPG (29th) and score 99.4 PPG (19th).

The edge that Denver has to exploit is on the glass. Denver averages 45.1 RPG (5th) while the Lakers are averaging 43.5 RPG (13th). The last thing we should be looking at is the depth on each bench.

I think the Lakers have more depth, but with Bryant out for the season and Hill banged up the depth has taken a bit hit. Young is a great scorer off the bench though and he’s better than what the Nuggets have.

These two teams have played twice this year and they’ve split the series thus far with each team winning on the road.

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That bodes well for the Nuggets and I’ll be on them to win this match-up tonight.

Free NBA Picks: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

You can grab the +2 points or just bet the ML if you want better odds. It’s always tough betting on games with two terrible teams because you just don’t know if they’re going to show up on a night-to-night basis.

Denver Nuggets +2 (-110)

Lawson and Faried should both be able to takeover a game like this. Both have been struggling, but this is a great match-up to pick up a win. I’m a little concerned with Denver on the road, but it is what it is.

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By Scott Jack

Scott is new to Cappers Picks, but has been in the industry for 7 years and he’s only 25 years old. He lives in Toronto, Canada and bleeds blue and white. He grew up playing sports and still has a love for the competitiveness.