At 10:00 ET, the Denver Nuggets (-163) will travel to Crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Clippers (+136) in a Western Conference matchup. Denver is currently favored by 3.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 218.5.

Los Angeles (47-28) is 4th in the Western Conference, while Denver (53-23) is 2nd in the West. The Nuggets are on a two-game winning streak and are 2nd in the Northwest Division. The Clippers (+136) are 1st in the Pacific Division.

DENVER NUGGETS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Clippers +3.5

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 ET on Thursday, April 4th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-110 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Paul George finishing with Paul George points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 12 threes.

Are Denver Ready for a Road Win?

In their last two games, the Nuggets have won straight up and have been favored in both games. They are favored by 3.5 points today and have a record of 49-17 as the favorite this season.

Denver’s ATS record for the season is 34-40 and 15-21 ATS on the road. The team has won three straight games against the spread as the favorite and is 29-35 ATS as the favorite.

The Nuggets’ O/U record for the season is 30-44-2, and their games have averaged 224.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 218.5.

In their most recent game, the Nuggets defeated the Spurs by a score of 110-105. The combined scoring in that game was 215 points, and the O/U line was 223.

Overall, the Nuggets are 53-23 this season, which is good for 2nd place in the Western Conference. Against Western Conference opponents, they are 30-17 and 23-6 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Nuggets are 22-15 this season, and they are 15-21 ATS on the road. Currently, their ATS losing streak on the road is at three games.

This season, the Nuggets are one of the best shooting teams in the league, ranking 5th in field goal percentage. However, they are 28th in three-point attempts and 29th in free throw attempts.

When it comes to scoring, Denver is 14th in the league at 114.5 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 110.9 points per game compared to 118.0 at home.

In terms of pace, the Nuggets are 28th in the NBA. So far, they have outscored the league average in 47.4% of their games.

So far this season, the Nuggets defense has been performing well, ranking 6th in the NBA at 109.8 points allowed per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nuggets are forcing 11.8 per game, which is 5th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 11th in blocked shots at 5.5 per game.

Is a Home Win Possible for Los Angeles?

Today, the Clippers are 3.5-point underdogs at home against the Nuggets. This season, the Clippers have been the underdog in 15 of their 75 games and have gone 3-12 in those games.

Los Angeles is currently 4th in the Western Conference with a record of 47-28. Against the West, they are 27-19 and 20-9 against non-conference opponents.

The Clippers are 35-40 against the spread this season and have failed to cover in their last five home games. Their average scoring margin at home is +3.3 points per game, and they have an ATS record of 16-19 at home.

In their most recent game, the Clippers lost to the Kings by a score of 109-95. They were 3-point underdogs in that game and finished with an ATS loss. The O/U line for that game was 221.5.

This season, the Clippers have an O/U record of 35-39-1. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 228.7 points per game, which is higher than today’s line of 218.5.

At home, the Clippers are averaging 115.8 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. Overall, they are 12th in scoring at 116 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Clippers are 6th in the NBA at 49%. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 3rd in the league at 38%.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league at 96.2 possessions per game. In terms of assists, the Clippers are 22nd in the NBA at 25.6 per game.

When it comes to free throws, the Clippers are 8th in the NBA at 18.5 made per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 21st in the league at 9.9 per game.

This season, the Clippers’ defense is the 11th ranked defense in the NBA at 11th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 56.0% of their games. In the terms of takeaways, Clippers are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 8th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 13th in rejections, averaging 5.1 blocked shots each game.