Denver Nuggets (53-26) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (62-16) NBA Picks: Tonight on TNT beginning at 10:30 PM ET (7:30 PM PT), two teams heating up towards the playoffs faceoff, as the Denver Nuggets visit the STAPLES Center looking for their 9th straight win, as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers, who are looking to make it 5 in a row.
If the playoffs started today, the (1) Lakers would take on (8) Dallas, the (2) Nuggets would battle (7) Utah, the (3) Spurs would go up against (6) New Orleans, and the (4) Rockets would go face-to-face against (5) Portland.
For tonight’s game, NBA Picks expert oddsmakers at BodogLife.com have assembled the best lines, as the Los Angeles Lakers [-9] have been listed as the Sports Odds favorite to defeat the visiting Denver Nuggets [+9] tonight.
The biggest news tonight for the Lakers is the return of center Andrew Bynum to the rotation.
After missing 32 games with a torn MCL in his right knee, Bynum has been scheduled to return tonight against the Nuggets, the hottest team in the NBA Picks. The OVER/UNDER for tonight’s Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks has been set at a combined total of 209½ points.
In his fourth season as a pro, the 21-year-old Bynum hopes he can make his return tonight. "I'm ready to go. Just waiting on my release … I think (Thursday) is possible," Bynum told the Lakers' official Web site.