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Clippers Host Nuggets: NBA Odds

Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers will be at home on Thursday night for an NBA betting matchup against the Nuggets.

The Clippers beat the Nuggets 109-105 as a 5.5-point road underdog when those teams last met on Sunday in Denver, and Los Angeles is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 matchups between the teams.

View Denver vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Clippers as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 208, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Clippers and the No. 15-ranked Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 106-102 result in favor of the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 24-rated squad against Denver's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 4 in the league with 7.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 6.9 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 101.4 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

Denver lost its last outing, a 100-97 result against the Grizzlies on January 31. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Al Harrington poured in 23 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds in a losing cause for Denver on Tuesday, as the Grizzlies rolled to a 100-97 victory over Denver at FedExForum.

The Clippers were a 107-105 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. Chris Paul went off for 34 points and added 5 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 107-105 win over Utah on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Nuggets at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Denver's last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the LA Clippers last 12 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver home to LA Lakers, Friday, February 3
LA Clippers at Washington, Saturday, February 4

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