Clippers open as NBA underdog vs Nuggets
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Odds
The visiting Clippers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Pepsi Center against the Nuggets.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets currently sports a record of 40-22, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-25 ATS. The Clippers are 44-19 and 36-27 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 38-24 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Clippers have gone 34-29 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 4-rated Clippers taking on the No. 5-rated Nuggets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 107-105 win for the Clippers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 2-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 20 in the league with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7.4 per outing.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.4 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were a 117-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (218) made winners of OVER bettors. Jamal Crawford scored 25 points for Los Angeles on Wednesday, leading the Clippers to a 117-101 victory over Milwaukee at STAPLES Center.
Last time out for Denver, they were a 120-113 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 233 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Ty Lawson scored 24 points leading the Nuggets to a 120-113 victory over Sacramento at Power Balance Pavilion on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Clippers at Nuggets trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
LA Clippers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 13 games when playing Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Denver's last 24 games
LA Clippers home to Detroit, Sunday, March 10
Denver home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 9