Nuggets -3.5, 2 unit bet
The Lakers just lost to the Kings 125-116 and the Kings have been playing pretty horrible and on a long losing streak. The Lakers got some buzz over a win streak recently but they had a lot of soft wins – vs the Hawks, shorthanded Wolves, shorthanded Blazers. Playing Lebron at the 5 leaves holes in the paint and they just gave up 70 points in the paint to the Kings. Jokic should have a good matchup tonight and Westbrook’s playing terrible. This is a big homestand for the Nuggets as they’re on their 2nd of a 6 game homestand and a chance to pick up some ground on a few teams and they just blew out the Blazers 140-109. The Blazers were really shorthanded but Denver hitting 21 three pointers is good in general for getting in rhythm and if the Nuggets have any carryover from that game shooting wise then the Lakers will be in a tough spot. The Nuggets are getting healthier and Jokic, Jeff Green, Aaron Gordon, Morris and Will Barton all playing should be a good lineup. 21 losses for the Lakers this season and 20 of them were by 4 or more and Denver should be up for this game.