Lakers in distress – Kobe solves the mess
The lousy Mavs ruined the Sat night NBA pick with another loss in OT vs the terrible Hornets. That’s the 7th game Dallas is losing in OT.
ON a late Sunday night, Denver is coming to LA , on a back to back game to play the Lakers.
Denver, 61.00 to win the NBA Championship, head west to the Staples Center on Sunday evening to play the spluttering Los Angeles Lakers who, after finally reaching .500, promptly lost two in a row to the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers.
With a tough two-game road trip to Houston and San Antonio scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, the Lakers will shortly become irrelevant in the Western Conference should they not turn their situation around.
LA is 11th in the Conference and trails the Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz as the sides jockey for a play-off place.
Dwight Howard is questionable , but he might play.
Los Angeles has lost three of four after a season-high five-game win streak, giving up an average of 105.8 points. That stretch started with a 126-114 loss at Denver on Dec. 26, when the Lakers wasted a 40-point effort from Bryant.
Bryant has done more than his share during that four-game stretch, averaging 35.3 points after scoring 38 in Friday’s 107-102 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Giving Bryant some offensive support could begin changing the team’s fortunes. While losing the past two games, the Lakers’ superstar has totaled 74 points while the rest of the starters have combined for 70.
They showed some scoring balance in a 122-103 home win over the Nuggets on Nov. 30, when Antawn Jamison had a season-high 33 points and 12 rebounds and Howard compiled 28 and 20, respectively.
A few NBA trends to consider before picking the free pick
Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Lakers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games.
Favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
That being said, jump on tonight’s free NBA pick and get the Lakers to cover 5 – adjusted spread.
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