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The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Denver Nuggets at 9 p.m. ET Monday at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando. The Lakers have clinched the No. 1 playoff seed in the Western Conference, but have lost four of six games inside the NBA bubble. Denver is one game behind the second spot in the West and has won three of five seeding games. 

The Nuggets are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 meetings with the Lakers. Los Angeles is 1-5 against the spread in its last six games as a favorite. Los Angeles is favored by five points in the latest Lakers vs. Nuggets odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 221. Before entering any Nuggets vs. Lakers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it’s already returned well over $4,200 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks this season. It entered last week on a blistering 54-32 run on top-rated NBA spread picks, returning almost $1,900 on those picks alone. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Nuggets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Nuggets vs. Lakers:

  • Lakers vs. Nuggets spread: Lakers -5
  • Lakers vs. Nuggets over-under: 221 points
  • Lakers vs. Nuggets money line: Los Angeles -200, Denver 175

What you need to know about the Nuggets

It may have taken double overtime to finish the job, but the Nuggets ultimately scored a 134-132 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Denver got back in the game with a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 29-15 deficit. Nikola Jokic dropped a double-double on 30 points and 11 boards in addition to seven assists. Denver held on for the win after squandering a six-point lead with 19 seconds left in regulation. Michael Porter Jr. had 23 points and 11 rebounds. 

Jamal Murray returned on Saturday after missing four straight games with a hamstring injury. Murray had 23 points, grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and added eight assists. He hit a key three-pointer in the second overtime. 

The Nuggets won without Will Barton (knee) and Gary Harris (hip), who both sat out for the fifth straight game. Both players are expected to be out on Monday. 

What you need to know about the Lakers

The Lakers fell 116-111 to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. LeBron James had 31 points and seven assists along with eight rebounds. Anthony Davis missed 11 of 14 shots from the field and finished with eight points. Quinn Cook had 21. 

It was the Lakers’ third consecutive loss since clinching the top seed in the Western Conference. After beating the Jazz on Aug. 3 to lock up the top seed, they lost in double digits to the Thunder and Rockets before the Pacers defeat. 

How to make Lakers vs. Nuggets picks

The model has simulated Lakers vs. Nuggets 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning under on the total. It has also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Lakers vs, Nuggets? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Lakers vs. Nuggets spread you need to jump on Monday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.     


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