The Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Pepsi Center in the fourth game of the Western Conference Finals.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nuggets listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Lakers, while the game’s total is sitting at 208½.
Kobe Bryant dropped a game-high 41 points as the Lakers tore apart the Nuggets in the fourth quarter to earn a 103-97 victory on Saturday as 3.5-point underdogs.
That game’s 200 points went UNDER the posted total of 212.5.
Pau Gasol collected a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers.
Chauncey Billups had 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Nuggets.
Los Angeles: 65-17 SU, 42-39-1 ATS
Denver: 54-28 SU, 45-36-1 ATS
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 9-1
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Denver most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Lakers last 10 games when playing Denver
LA Lakers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Denver is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Denver’s last 10 games when playing LA Lakers
Denver is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
LA Lakers home to Denver, Wednesday, May 27
Denver at LA Lakers, Wednesday, May 27