The Los Angeles Clippers (3-6) travel to face off against the Denver Nuggets (8-2) on Tuesday, November 14th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Ball Arena and televised on TNT. Both the Clippers and Nuggets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Clippers vs Nuggets
The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Clippers fell to the Grizzlies by a score of 105-101. The Clippers managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 52-45.
Facing the Nuggets, the Clippers currently hold an overall record of 3-6 and aim to end their five game losing streak. The team is presently 11th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Pacific division.
Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 3-6 so far this season. During this season, Los Angeles has a 3-3 record against the spread as favorites and 0-3 as underdogs.
The Nuggets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the game against the Rockets, Nikola Jokic was the top scorer for Denver, recording 36 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 46.2%. Michael Porter Jr. finished 2nd on the team with 25 points, but Denver ended the game with a 107-104 loss.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Clippers, the Nuggets are looking to build on their above .500 record of 8-2. Across their 10 games, the Nuggets have recorded a 7-2 record when facing teams from the Western Conference and a 1-0 record in non-conference games.
For this season, Denver has an ATS record of 5-5, along with an ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. Denver has struggled to cover the spread in their last two road games and has an ATS record of 1-3 on the road, while it is 4-2 at home.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
Los Angeles has recorded an average of 113.8 points per game (13th) throughout nine games games. Coming into today’s game, the Clippers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.6 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Los Angeles offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 18th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Nuggets Offense Breakdown
The Denver offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 10th ranked offense at 114.8 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 11.8 made 3’s per game. Denver appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Clippers Team Defense
At this time, the Clippers’ defense is positioned 12th in the NBA, permitting 111.8 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 51.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.8% of their three-point attempts.
Nuggets Team Defense
This season, the Nuggets defense has been impressive, holding the 5th position in the league while permitting an average of 106.1 points per contest.
Denver’s defense is currently forcing 12.2 turnovers per game, which is 4th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.3 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Clippers And Nuggets
In today’s game, we anticipate Kawhi Leonard leading the scoring for the Clippers, contributing 19 points while shooting 7/13 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.1 points per game along with 5.6 boards.
As for Denver, Nikola Jokic is projected to be the primary scorer for the Nuggets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 25, and adding 9 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 60.6%, and his scoring average is 29.8 points per game.
Clippers vs Nuggets Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Los Angeles has an ATS record of just 2-8. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 114 points per game.
- Although Denver has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 112 points per game in these games.
- The last five games that Los Angeles was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 0-5 straight up.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Nuggets have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Nuggets vs. Clippers matchup, our bet is to grab the Clippers at +6.5. Even though our projections have the Nuggets winning 110-108, we see the Clippers as the play on the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 223.5, and our model projects the Clippers and Nuggets to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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