the nuggets travel to the staples center in a bid to snap a long losing streak there. the lakers have beaten them on eight previous occasions consecutively, and are heavy favourites to win tonight. however, denver nuggets have looked a better outfit since the trade which sent allen iverson to the pistons. in return, they acquired chauncey billups, and i think that with his winning mentality and defensive mindset, this has really strengthened the nuggets. kobe bryant has not had much game time recently, as he is being rested once the lakers build up a strong lead. i fancy the lakers needing him in the fourth quarter for this one, as i think the nuggets will push them all the way.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on denver nuggets +8 @ 1.90 = $9.50