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(707) L.A. Lakers vs. Denver (708) 9:00 PM | Tue, Sep 22 2020
Sport: NBA | Star Rating: 8.0 Evaluation: Win (800) - Final Score LAL 106 at DEN 114
6.5 DEN (-105) @ pinnacle

8* Take Denver (#708)

Since the start of the playoffs -- discounting Game 1’s when Denver was not the rested team -- the Nuggets have gone 9-1-1 ATS at +2 or higher; a consistently profitable underdog.  This is not a team that falls apart when facing adversity, as we’ve seen repeatedly in these playoffs already.  Anthony Davis’s game winning three pointer might take the steam out of some teams.  Not this team. 

Head coach Mike Malone after the Game 2 loss: “Some guys like to win, some guys hate to lose.  One thing I know about our group: Even though we are disappointed, frustrated, angry; we’ll use that as motivation (for) Game 3.” 

While the Lakers have two superstars, it’s not like the Nuggets don’t have star power with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray -- there’s no legitimate class difference between these two squads.  It’s surely worth noting that Jokic and the Denver coaching staff figured out the Lakers low post defense in Game 2, and their depth leaves them relatively fresh tonight – only Jokic and Murray reached the 30 minute mark in Sunday’s loss. Expect a battle, not a blowout – be sure to put at least a sprinkle on the Nuggets moneyline at +220 or higher.  Take the Nuggets.


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