Denver Nuggets at L.A. Lakers -8 ½
This is key contest in the Western Conference as the Lakers are trying to catch Cleveland for the best overall record, and Denver is positioning to win the conference’s Northwest Division. The Lakers should win this one at home, but they haven’t been dominant in recent weeks, with more of their wins coming by single digits. Plus, the Nuggets can be very competitive and they should keep this one relatively close. Take the points with Denver in this spot.