The Denver Nuggets (11-6) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (7-8) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Crypto.com Arena and televised on NBA. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.
Nuggets vs Clippers
The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win
The Nuggets’ most recent matchup against the Spurs saw Nikola Jokic lead the Nuggets with 39 points while shooting 17/29 from the field. Michael Porter Jr. also contributed 25 points as the Nuggets won by a score of 132-120 vs. the Spurs.
In today’s game against the Clippers, the Nuggets aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 11-6. Currently, in the Western Conference, the team is ranked 4th, and they are 3rd in the Northwest division.
Denver has an overall ATS record of 6-11 as they come into today’s game. Denver has struggled to cover the spread in their last seven road games and has an ATS record of 1-8 on the road, while it is 5-3 at home.
The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win
The Clippers picked up a win over the Mavericks in their latest game, finishing with a score of 107-88. The Clippers not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -1-point favorites. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 195 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 237.
Today, the Clippers are entering the action with an overall record of 7-8 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. In their 15 games, the Clippers have gone 6-6 against Western Conference teams and 1-2 in non-conference action.
So far, Los Angeles is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 6-9. This season, Los Angeles has a 5-6 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 1-3 as underdogs.
Nuggets Offense Breakdown
This season, the Denver offense is ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 113.1 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.5 made 3’s per game. If the Denver offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 9th in fewest turnovers per game.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
In 15 games games, Los Angeles has an average of 112.3 points per game (20th). Coming into today’s game, the Clippers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.9 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 11th, with an average of 18.3 made free-throws per game.
Nuggets Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Nuggets defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 35.3% of their games. Currently, they are 8th in the NBA at 109.2 points per game allowed.
The Nuggets defense is coming off a game in which they held the Spurs offense to just 56.2% shooting. Overall, they gave up 120 points to San Antonio.
Clippers Team Defense
Los Angeles’ defense has been playing well, ranking 7th in the NBA with 108.1 points allowed per game.
Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.8% and 33.4% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Nuggets And Clippers
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Nikola Jokic is set to be the main scorer for the Nuggets, recording 26 points and shooting 10/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.8 points per game, along with 13.4 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Paul George as the leading scorer for the Clippers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 19 while also collecting 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.6% and is averaging 25.4 points per contest.
Nuggets vs Clippers Trends
- Across the Nuggets last ten road games, the team averaged 106 points per game while allowing 107. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-8, while going 4-6 straight-up.
- Los Angeles has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 113 points per game while allowing 104. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
- Denver has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
- Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Clippers have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.
As the underdogs with a spread of +4.5, we recommend going with the Nuggets on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 218.5 and given that our model is projecting 217 points between the teams, we like the under.
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