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Clippers vs Nuggets Betting Matchup Report

Denver NuggetsLos Angeles Clippers
14-11December 21, 2013, 10:30 | STAPLES Center18-9

The Clippers will be trying to slam the Nuggets on Saturday when the teams tip off at STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

The Clippers sport a record of 18-9 and 16-11 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nuggets sit at 14-11 and 12-12-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-14-1 for the Clippers and 10-15 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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This game pits the Clippers, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nuggets, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-95 victory for the Clippers.

In their last action, Denver was a 103-99 loser at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Wilson Chandler scored 15 points in a failed effort to lead the Nuggets to victory (they lost 103-99 to Phoenix at Pepsi Center on Friday).

The Clippers were a 108-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pelicans. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers got a 21-point performance from Blake Griffin, who added 10 rebounds as Los Angeles ran past New Orleans 108-95 on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 5-ranked offense (104.26 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 15 at 100.12 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 46.47% from the field per game, more than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (44.63% on average).

Next up:
Denver home to Golden State, Monday, December 23rd
Los Angeles home to Minnesota, Sunday, December 22nd