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L.A Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Point Spread Pick

Time: 10:30 PM EST Monday March 17, 2014, ESPN

Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

The Denver Nuggets host the L.A. Clippers in a Western Conference match up.

In their last games: The Clippers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-80 and the Nuggets lost to the Atlanta Hawks 97-92.

Blake Griffin went for 21 points and 11 boards in the win over the Cavs, but the main reason why the Clippers won was that they held Cleveland to a 34.9% FG%.

In their loss to the Hawks the Nuggets played solid defense, but they struggled on offense with a FG% of 41% and they also committed 20 turnovers.

These teams have split the 2 games facing each other this season and in the most recent the Nuggets were at home and beat the Clippers 116-115.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games between these 2 teams.

In the last 32 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 22 times.

The Clippers are the hottest team in the league winners of 11 straight.

The Nuggets had their 2-game losing streak snapped in their last game and they are only 4-6 in their last 10 games.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: – L.A Clippers -4.5
Total Line: 219.5
Money Line: Clippers -170 / Nuggets +150

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
L.A. Clippers: 48-20 SU 39-28-1 ATS
Denver Nuggets: 29-37 SU 29-37 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• LA is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
• LA is 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
• LA has an Under record of 4-0-1 in their last 5 games.
• DEN is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• DEN is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.
• DEN has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
L.A. Clippers: 97.32
Denver Nuggets: 87.59

Key Player Injuries

(!)[G] 03/16/2014 – Jamal Crawford “?” Monday vs. Denver ( Calf )
[G] 02/17/2014 – J.J. Redick out indefinitely ( Hip )

[G] 01/31/2014 – Nate Robinson out for season ( Knee )
[C] 11/10/2013 – JaVale McGee out indefinitely ( Tibia )
[F] 01/22/2014 – Danilo Gallinari out for season ( Knee )

Point Spread Pick:

The Nuggets played well on the backend of their 5-game road trip winning over Orlando and Miami and then taking Atlanta to the wire. These two teams have split the two earlier games this season with the home teams winning and getting the cover. We don’t expect that to change tonight.
Take the Denver Nuggets +4.5.

Why waste money? Bet this game at and lay -105 instead of -110!

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