Denver Nuggets vs. L.A. Clippers Betting Pick
- Updated: April 15, 2014
Time: 10:30 PM EST Tuesday April 15, 2014, TNT
Location: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
The L.A. Clippers host the Denver Nuggets in a Western Conference match up.
In their last games: The Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 101-94 and the Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings 117-101.
In their win over the Jazz the Nuggets outscored Utah by 17 points in the 2nd half and while they did not have a great shooting night they did grab 14 offensive rebounds.
In their win over the Kings the Clippers had every starter score in double figures and the game they shot 50.6% from the floor.
The Nuggets have won 2 of 3 games facing the Clippers this season including the last 2. In the last meeting in Denver the Nuggets beat the Clippers 110-100.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In all 3 games these teams have faced each other this season the home team has won every time.
The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 games between these 2 teams.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 4 times.
The Clippers are the highest scoring team in the league (107.9 ppg) and in their last 8 games they have averaged 112.3 ppg.
In the 3 games facing the Nuggets this season Blake Griffin is averaging 28.7 ppg and 13 rpg.
Point Spread: L.A Clippers -9
Total Line: 218.5
Money Line: Nuggets +400 / Clippers -500
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Denver Nuggets: 36-44 SU 39-41 ATS
L.A. Clippers: 56-24 SU 45-34-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• DEN is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
• DEN is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• DEN has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
• LA is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
• LA is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
• LA has an Under record of 9-2-1 in their last 12 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Denver Nuggets: 88.48
L.A. Clippers: 96.86
Key Player Injuries
Darrell Arthur F/C Sidelined Apr 12 knee Day-to-day
Wilson Chandler G/F Sidelined Apr 12 groin Out indefinitely
Ty Lawson G Sidelined Apr 4 ankle Day-to-day
J.J. Hickson F/C Sidelined Mar 21 knee Day-to-day
Nate Robinson G Sidelined Jan 29 knee Out indefinitely
JaVale McGee C Sidelined Nov 10 leg Out indefinitely
Danilo Gallinari F Sidelined Apr 4 knee Out for the 2013-14 season
Danny Granger G/F Sidelined Mar 27 hamstring Day-to-day
The home team has won and covered in all 3 in this matchup this season. The Clippers while mathematically alive to move up to 2nd seed in the Western Conference it’s a longshot with Oklahoma State needing only a win over lowly Detroit in their finale to secure the position. Los Angeles can set a franchise record in wins with a victory tonight , so I expect them to come out fully juiced against Denver and it doesn’t hurt that the Nuggets have won the last two in the series.
Take the Los Angeles Clippers – 9.