The Clippers and Nuggets are set to face off at 10:00 ET on TNT. The Nuggets will host the game at Ball Arena in Denver, CO. The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 223.5 points, with the Nuggets being the favored team playing at home against the Clippers.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS DENVER NUGGETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Clippers +6.5
This game will be played at Ball Arena at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, November 14th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-108 in favor of the Nuggets.
- Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will the Clippers Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
The Clippers have a below .500 record of 3-6 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Nuggets. The team is currently 11th in the Western Conference, and they are also 5th in the Pacific division.
Los Angeles has an ATS record of 3-6 for this season, which includes their current five game losing streak against the spread. The Clippers have not succeeded in covering the spread on the road, while they hold 3-1 at home against the spread.
In their recent matchup, the Clippers offense ended with 101 points against the Grizzlies. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.5% and made 12 threes. Paul George is leading the team in scoring at 23.6 points per contest. Kawhi Leonard has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 21.1 going into the game.
In terms of defense, Clippers is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 111.8 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Clippers are forcing 15.7 per game, which is 27th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 26th in blocked shots at 4.3 per game.
Will the Nuggets Make it Happen at Home?
In today’s game against the Clippers, the Nuggets aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 8-2. Away from their home court, the Nuggets have a 2-2 record this season, in contrast to their 6-0 record at home.
For the season, Denver maintains an ATS record of .500, currently standing at 5-5 ATS. The Nuggets maintain an ATS record of 1-3 on the road, while they have a 4-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Nuggets offense is coming off a game in which they scored 104 points vs. the Rockets. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.2% while connecting on 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Nuggets have a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, putting them 1st in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 16th in percentage and 18th in three-pointers made.
In the current season, the Nuggets defense has excelled, sitting 5th in the NBA by allowing 106.1 points per game.
For the season, Denver is ranked 27th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.4 free-throws per game vs. the Nuggets and have an overall field goal percentage of 44.7%.