We take a look at Wednesday’s (4/12/2019) NBA 2019 match which is between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets which you can Watch For Free Online via our site.
When: Wednesday, December 4th at 13:10 PM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Lakers have gotten off to a very impressive start to the season, winning 17 of 20 games to sit in 1st place. Denver have also looked good for large stretches, sitting just behind with a 13-4 record.
The Nuggets have opened as 2-point home favourites in this one, with even betting action on both sides thus far. Even in the altitude, I like the matchup for the Lakers here and will take them +2 points.
If you had to point out one weakness on this Denver side, it’d be their ability to guard elite wings. Torrey Craig and Will Barton have provided decent spot minutes, however neither player is equipped to handle LeBron. This either gives him the chance to dominate one-on-one or open the offense up by taking double teams.
On the flipside, the Lakers are one of the teams best equipped to contain Nikola Jokic. Anthony Davis remains an elite interior defender and is probable to play here after dealing with a shoulder injury. Neither are spectacular players, but I also expect JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard to really limit him on the boards.
I also like the motivational spot for the Lakers, coming off a relatively disappointing loss to Dallas. They’ve proven to be very good after losses this season, going on extended winning streaks after both previous L’s.
Ultimately, I think the Lakers are the better of these two sides and they possess the two best players on the court here. I expect a big night from LeBron to propel them to victory, although I’ll gladly take the 2-point insurance.
Tip: Los Angeles Lakers at $2.14
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change