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Nuggets visit Clippers in hoops battle

Denver NuggetsLos Angeles Clippers
Dec 25, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD21-6

The Clippers will hit the floor running against the visiting Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Clippers sit at 21-6 (17-10 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 15-13 (17-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 14-13 OU, and Denver is 15-13 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Denver vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nuggets were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 204 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Clippers at No. 2 and the Nuggets at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 108-100 result in favor of the Clippers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 101.2 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 24 at 100.3 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.9% so far, more than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 103 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Denver was a 110-88 winner at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 16-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Denver cruised to victory on Saturday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 110-88 score at Pepsi Center.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 103-77 result against the Suns on December 23. The Clippers covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Sunday, running Phoenix out of the gym and running up a 103-77 score at US Airways Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

A few Nuggets at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Denver's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Denver's last 11 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games

Next up:
Denver home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, December 26
LA Clippers home to Boston, Thursday, December 27