Los Angeles Clippers Travel to Denver to Face the Nuggets
When thinking of the term “resiliency,” one team comes to mind for us, the L.A. Clippers. Los Angeles has lost both of its best players, and they’re still in the top ten of the West.
This team has shown remarkable resiliency but faces another tough test on Tuesday night. The Clippers will be tasked with stopping arguably the best center in the NBA, Nikola Jokic, and the Nuggets.
The most notable win in recent weeks for the Denver Nuggets was their 114-110 win over Philadelphia. Many thought that the Nuggets had met their match in the 76ers, but the Nuggets came out on top.
However, Denver has also lost some games that they were supposed to win. Most recently, a game to the Toronto Raptors. Could we see another upset on Tuesday night?
Game Preview: Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets March 22nd
The Los Angeles Clippers offense ranks as one of the worst in points per game in the NBA. Averaging only 106.88, the Clippers usually rely on their defense to win them games. One of their most recent wins was against the Detroit Pistons.
Unfortunately, they’ve gone on a losing streak recently, losing games to teams like the Raptors. This could be a problem on Tuesday.
The Denver Nuggets have the sixth position in the Western Conference. Although they’ll likely get into the playoffs, they’ll want to have the best position possible. The only way for them to do this is by winning games.
If they can take down the struggling Clippers’ offense, it could move them past the Mavericks. However, if they lose, they could continue to fall in the standings.
Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets Betting Prediction
In their last ten meetings against the Nuggets, the Los Angeles Clippers are 3-7. Their most recent game against Denver resulted in a 128-130 loss.
The important note here is how close the Clippers kept the game, and they came in as 9.5-point underdogs. Although the Nuggets have the edge winning the game, the Clippers have done much better covering the spread.
In their last three meetings, the Clippers have gone 3-0 ATS when playing the Nuggets. It will be important to identify how large the spread is in this game.
The odds are, the Clippers will come in at at least five-point underdogs. Around this area is where you’d want to take the Clippers. If it’s anything lower than five points, we’d take the Nuggets to cover the spread at home.
In recent games, these two teams have gone under the total multiple times. In fact, as a team, the Clippers are 33-38-1 against the total. The Clippers have the 11th-best defense in the NBA, so they could find a way to keep the total low.
However, it all depends on how high the total is set. If it’s set at 215 and below, take the over; higher than that, it’s best to take the under.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.