The Lakers dominated the fourth quarter and came away with a 103-94 victory over the Nuggets in Game 5 on Wednesday to go up 3-2 in the series.
The Lakers covered the 6-point spread, while the 197 points fell UNDER the posted total of 209.5.
Lamar Odom netted a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds for Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant poured in 22 points in that win.
Carmelo Anthony dropped 31 points with four rebounds and four assists in the loss for the Nuggets.
Los Angeles: 65-17 SU, 42-39-1 ATS
Denver: 54-28 SU, 45-36-1 ATS
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the LA Lakers last 12 games when playing Denver
LA Lakers are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games when playing Denver
Denver is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
Denver is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Denver's last 12 games when playing LA Lakers