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NBA Odds: Nuggets vs. Clippers

The Clippers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nuggets tip off at STAPLES Center on Saturday in NBA play.

Los Angeles will face the 37-26 Nuggets, who own a 30-30-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Clippers are 31-30-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nuggets are 32-30-1 favoring the OVER.

View Denver vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Clippers as 1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 210, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers - Nuggets odds would favor the Nuggets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 23 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nuggets sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 106-99 win for the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 98.4 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 23 at 104 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 107 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in home scoring.

In their last action, Denver was a 103-101 winner on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Denver earned a 103-101 victory over Utah on Thursday, getting 23 points from Ty Lawson at EnergySolutions Arena.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 106-103 result against the Rockets on March 2. The Clippers covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 209 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Eric Gordon scored 24 points leading the Clippers to a 106-103 victory over Houston at STAPLES Center on Wednesday.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Nuggets at Clippers trends to consider:
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Denver is 11-2 SU in their last 13 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Denver's last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 11 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 9 games

Next up:
Denver at Phoenix, Thursday, March 10
LA Clippers at Charlotte, Monday, March 7