Be Aware Of This Nuggets-Lakers ATS Trend!
Denver has picked up their play at home lately
Lakers (40-12) at Nuggets (38-16)
Wednesday 2/12/20, 10:05pm EST
TREND: The Nuggets have gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games.
STORYLINE: “Denver has won four in a row and is coming off a dramatic victory against the Spurs Monday, rallying from 23 points behind to secure a 127-120 win. After struggling to find consistency on offense and defense throughout parts of the season, the Nuggets have been assertive on both ends during their win streak and possess the second-best net rating in the NBA during that span (12.5). Jamal Murray’s emergence since his return has catapulted Denver into the No. 1 rated offense over its past four games, with a 121.5 rating. Equally as impressive has been the team’s renewed focus on defense. Denver has posted a defensive rating of 109 (fourth) during its win streak, showing some of the tenacity it had during the first two months of the season where the team had a No. 1 rated defense. In the team’s 16 losses, its defensive rating slips to 115.4. As good as the offense has been lately, defense is head coach Michael Malone’s calling card and remains the backbone of this team. The Nuggets will need another strong night on that end when hosting Los Angeles.
The Lakers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, showing some cracks in their façade, but remain the NBA’s top road team at 22-5. The team is coming off a dominant win against the Suns, crushing Phoenix by 25 points at home. Turnovers have been the Lakers’ Achilles Heel in their recent losses, as they’ve been giving up the ball 18 times per game in their last four defeats. Still, Los Angeles has two players in LeBron James and Anthony Davis who can almost singlehandedly will their teams to wins. This will be a tough test for the Nuggets ahead of the NBA’s All-Star break. The season series is tied 1-1 with both teams winning at each other arenas.” - Alex Labidou, Nuggets.com (2/11/20)
QUICK-HITTER: Earlier in the season, the Nuggets were the best defensive team in the NBA, but then they were riddled with a number of major injuries to key starters and rotational players. Now, it looks like they’re making that end of the floor a focus once again. However, will that renewed mindset be enough to take down the Lakers, who own the NBA’s best road record? Click the button below to unlock the best bets!