Lakers vs Nuggets: Denver hosts Los Angeles seeking their fourth win in a row
Lakers vs Nuggets NBA odds, spreads and predictions
When is it? Tuesday November 28th
What time is tip off? 9:30 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Pepsi Center
Which channel is it on? NBATV
LeBron James looks to lead the Los Angeles Lakers back on track.
Los Angeles (11-8) snapped their three-game winning streak falling just short of the Orlando Magic 108-104.
James led the way scoring 24 points despite shooting two of seven from three-point range, adding seven assists and six turnovers.
Kyle Kuzma was next in line with 21 points and Lonzo Ball fell just one point short of a double-double, finishing with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Offense and defense has been night and day for the Lakers.
Los Angeles ranks seventh averaging (114.2 ppg), but have allowed (112.7 ppg) which ranks ninth worst in the NBA.
The Denver Nuggets (13-7) picked up their third win in a row after taking down the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-98 on Sunday night.
Jamal Murray did it all for the Nuggets leading the team in points, assists, and minutes. Murray finished with 22 points, eight assists and eight rebounds in 40 minutes of action.
Nikola Jokic had an off night failing to make any of his seven three-point attempts as he contributed 16 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Denver's defense has been dominant, allowing just (103.2 ppg) which is third best in the league.
Lakers vs Nuggets Spread
The Lakers are getting 4 points in this game.
Denver has played well at home this season (8-3).
I expect James to keep this game within reach for LA, but the Nuggets should do enough to win.
Take the Lakers with the points.
Lakers vs Nuggets Moneyline
Like the Lakers to pick the win on the road? Spending $70 wins $100.
Think Denver will defend home court? Betting $170 would win you $100.
Lakers vs Nuggets Over/Under
The over/under for this matchup is set at 215 points.
Final score prediction: Los Angeles Lakers 106, Denver Nuggets 108
Take the under in this game.
Where the game will be won or lost
Los Angeles and Denver squared off earlier this season with the Lakers coming out on top 121-114.
In that matchup, James finished a triple double and provided a spark to normally quiet LA offense; and Los Angeles will have to generate offense again this time around.
For Denver, Jokic has to be the pulse of the offense and make his presence felt in the paint.
Jokic has failed to post a double-double in four consecutive games, but his size should pose as a problem for a small Lakers lineup.