NBA Betting Preview
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets (Lakers lead 3-0)
Monday, 10:35 pm Eastern – TNT
SBG Global Opening Line: Lakers – 3 , Total 228
The Los Angeles Lakers have dominated the Denver Nuggets in each of their first three games in their best of seven series and will try and close out the Nuggets on Monday. Saturday’s 102-84 defeat for Denver was just about as bad as things could get as Carmelo Anthony called the entire team out for quitting. Most of the starters for Denver didn’t play in the fourth quarter and they were not happy about it. “I have to coach the game,” Denver head coach George Karl said. “There’s no personal thing there. I wanted to try a different look. If the game would had gotten back in hand, I would have put him (Iverson) back in the game. In some ways I’m happy he’s angry because he wants to play and that’s fantastic.” SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Lakers on the Road.
The Lakers have completely controlled the Nuggets this season going a perfect 6-0 against them. Denver needs to find a way to at least get some respect back on Monday. “Right now, we’ve just got to play with pride and forget about Xs and Os,” Denver’s Eduardo Najera said. “Forget about the triangle. Forget about guarding Kobe. Forget about everything.” The Lakers expect to see a focused Denver team on Monday. “Close-out games are always very, very tough,” Kobe Bryant said. “They play loose and they tend to fight a lot more. It’s going to be tough.”
SBG Global Current Line: Lakers -4.5 , Total 225.5
Here are the NBA betting stats for Monday’s game. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
The Lakers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as a road favorite. The Lakers are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 road games. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Northwest. The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Denver.
The Nuggets are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 home games. The Nuggets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog. The Nuggets are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. the Pacific. The Nuggets are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 Conference Quarterfinals games.
The Under is 5-2 in the Lakers last 7 road games. The Under is 12-5 in the Lakers last 17 Monday games.
The Under is 9-1 in the Nuggets last 10 games as a home underdog. The Under is 14-3 in the Nuggets last 17 playoff games as an underdog. The Under is 18-4 in the Nuggets last 22 Conference Quarterfinals games. The
Over is 15-7 in the Nuggets last 22 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
Take the Lakers, Nuggets have given up! 5units top play