Lakers vs. Nuggets Info: Odds, Predictions, Live Stream, Start Time for Los Angeles, Denver Game

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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers walks on the court during a stop in play in a preseason game against the Golden State Warriors at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A number of experts seem to think he'll win the MVP this season. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to look like the team most expected when they signed All-Star forward LeBron James this offseason after a slow start to the 2018-19 season.

The Lakers (11-8) have won seven of their last nine games and are climbing the Western Conference standings. However, Los Angeles is coming off a disappointing 108-104 loss to the Orlando Magic and will look to regain momentum in a tough road matchup against the Denver Nuggets (13-7) on Tuesday night.

James enters Tuesday's game averaging 28.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game this season. However, the Lakers have been without point guard Rajon Rondo for five games due to a broken right hand injury.

But Los Angeles received some positive news regarding the veteran's status. Rondo was cleared for non-contact basketball activities and -- although there isn't a short timetable for his return -- is making progress from a broken right hand injury.

The Lakers have seen an increase in turnovers during Rondo's absence, including 41 in their last two games, as well as having their offensive pace slowed.

"One of our league leaders in assists has been out with a broken hand, so that has something to do with it," James told the L.A. Times when asked how the team could get back to moving the ball like it did previously. "But I think we have the right intentions to go out there and share the ball, when guys are open we try to find them. Sometimes we're missing guys."

Denver faces a similar dilemma as it has been struggling with consistency moving the ball in recent weeks. The Nuggets began the season with a 9-1 record through their first 10 games, but have since lost six of their last seven, before putting together a three-game winning streak entering Tuesday's matchup.

Denver defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday despite being without shooting guard Gary Harris, who experienced an ankle injury during the team's win against Orlando on Friday. Torrey Craig started in Harris' place and put together a big performance, which included grabbing a game-sealing offensive rebound -- his 10th of the game during the final minute -- and held Russell Westbrook to 6-for-23 shooting.

Here's the info you need to know for tonight's game.

Start time: 9 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBA TV

Live stream: FuboTV (Free 7-day trial) and NBA League Pass (paid subscription)

Odds: Lakers (-6.5), (-239) via Bovada

Newsweek's Prediction:

The Lakers need another big win to keep momentum on their side. Expect LeBron to have another big performance against a tough opponent in a difficult enviornment. The Lakers should win in what will likely be a close game.