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Feb 22, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

18-15TEAM RECORD19-11

The Los Angeles Clippers host Denver on Wednesday, looking to build on their 19-11 mark against the 18-15 Nuggets in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

The Clippers bring a 19-11 record (17-12-1 ATS) to the battle against the 18-15 Nuggets, who are 19-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 14-16 so far and the Nuggets go 17-16.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Clippers and the No. 16-ranked Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-102 result in favor of the Clippers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 97.7 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 29 at 100.8 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.2% per game.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.6 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

The Nuggets were a 103-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (204) made winners of UNDER bettors. Al Harrington went off for 31 points and added 9 rebounds leading Denver to a 103-101 win over Minnesota on Monday at Pepsi Center.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 104-97 loser on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Chris Paul scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Clippers to victory (they lost 104-97 to Golden State at Oracle Arena on Monday).

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Nuggets at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Denver's last 13 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Denver is 12-4 SU in their last 16 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the LA Clippers last 13 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Denver
LA Clippers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games at home
LA Clippers are 17-7 SU in their last 24 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver home to San Antonio, Thursday, February 23
LA Clippers home to Minnesota, Tuesday, February 28

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