Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 4/4/2024

The Denver Nuggets (53-23) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (47-28) on Thursday, April 4th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on TNT. The Nuggets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Clippers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win

The Nuggets won vs. the Spurs in their most recent game, ending with a score of 110-105. The start of the second half saw the Nuggets in the lead, at 55-54.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Clippers, the Nuggets are 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Northwest division. With a record of 53-23, the Nuggets are above .500.

Denver’s ATS record sits below .500 (34-40). Denver has gone 29-35 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 5-5 when playing as underdogs.

The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Russell Westbrook led Los Angeles with 20 points against the Kings, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 40.8% in the game. Paul George finished 2nd on the team with 18 points, but Los Angeles ended the game with a 109-95 loss.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Nuggets, the Clippers are above .500 with a record of 47-28. In their 75 games, the Clippers have gone 27-19 against Western Conference opponents and 20-9 in non-conference games.

For this season, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 35-40, along with an ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. As the favorite this season, Los Angeles is 31-29 vs. the spread while going 4-11 as the underdog.

Nuggets Offense Breakdown

This season, the Denver offense is ranked 14th in the NBA in scoring at 114.5 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets have been better at home than on the road this season. In Denver, they are averaging 118.0 points per game (10th), compared to 110.9 on the road (22nd). Overall, they are 14th in the NBA at 114.5 points per game.

Denver’s offense has been efficient inside the arc, as they are 2nd in two-point field goals made per game. However, they are 30th in three-point attempts and 28th in three-point makes. Overall, they are shooting 37% from deep (12th).

When it comes to pace, the Nuggets are 28th in the league at 96 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 3rd in the NBA at 29.3 per game.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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The Clippers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 116 points per game (12th).

At home, the Clippers are averaging 115.8 points per game, which is 14th in the league. Overall, they are 12th in scoring at 116 points per game. When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 27th in the NBA. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 6th in the league at 49%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Clippers are 3rd in the league at 38%.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Clippers are 11th in the league at 55%. In terms of free throws, they are 8th in the league at 18.5 made per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Clippers are 21st in the NBA.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52% of their games. At home, they are averaging 115.8 points per game compared to 116.2 on the road.

Nuggets Team Defense

Currently, the Nuggets’ defense holds the 6th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.8 points per game. Inside the arc, the Nuggets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.5% and 35.6% from three-point territory.

Clippers Team Defense

The Clippers’ defense is presently ranked 11th in the league, allowing an average of 112.7 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.0% and 36.9% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Nuggets And Clippers

In today’s game, we anticipate Nikola Jokic leading the scoring for the Nuggets, contributing 27 points while shooting 10/18 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.4 points per game, along with 12.3 rebounds.

On the other side, Paul George is our projected leading scorer for the Clippers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.1% and is averaging 22.6 points per contest.

Nuggets vs Clippers Trends

  • Although Denver has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 112 points per game in these games.
  • Across their three previous home games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • Against the spread, the Nuggets have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.

Nuggets vs Clippers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +3.5, the Clippers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 218.5 and given that our model is projecting 224 points between the teams, we like the over.

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