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Los Angeles favored by -5.5 against Denver on Monday

Los Angeles ClippersDenver Nuggets
48-20March 17, 2014, 10:30 | Pepsi Center29-37



The NBA betting slate features a clash between Denver and Los Angeles on Monday, with the host Nuggets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Clippers will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 39-28-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nuggets are 28-37-1 ATS. Los Angeles is 35-31-2 against the total, while Denver is 33-33 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Clippers listed as -5.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 221 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Clippers, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-94 victory for the Clippers.

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Los Angeles was a 102-80 winner in its last match at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Sunday, running Cleveland out of the gym and running up a 102-80 score at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Denver was a 97-92 loser on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kenneth Faried went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Atlanta defeated Denver, 97-92 at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 103.52 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 14 at 100.21 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 44.68% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Detroit, Saturday, March 22nd
Denver home to Detroit, Wednesday, March 19th

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