Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s game on NBA TV. The Denver Nuggets look to win their 3rd game in a row as they travel to Los Angeles to take on the LA Clippers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
With 2 wins over the Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder, the Denver Nuggets have solidified 6th place in the Western Conference as things stand. The win over the Thunder was a low scoring one 99-95 and the Nuggets once again relied on their MVP Nikola Jokic who had 22 points and 18 rebounds. As a team they didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, but in the end it was enough as they held the Thunder to just 43% shooting from the field and 23% from downtown. It was Denver’s 5th win in 7 games, but covering the spread has been an issue for a while now as this team is just 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The good news ahead of tonight’s game though is that they’ve beaten the Clippers in 6 of the last 7 meetings and in 6 straight when playing on the road against them.
Los Angeles Clippers
LA managed to end a 3-game losing streak over the weekend as they beat the Atlanta Hawks 106-93 at home on Sunday. Paul George remains out with an elbow injury, players like Amir Coffey are stepping up offensively and leading this team before their biggest star returns. Coffey had 21 in the win on a very efficient 8-of-12 shooting. While Serge Ibaka chipped in 16 off the bench making 7 of 8 shots. LA could get another player back tonight as Luke Kennard is about to exit quarantine after missing a couple of games. They could use anyone they can get with their 2 superstars out, this team has done a solid job remaining in the playoff picture despite the injuries. Their home form has been a worry, they’ve gone 1-5 SU in their last 6 at Crypto.com Arena.
The Nuggets enter tonight’s game as slight favorites even though they’ve owned the Clippers in recent meetings. Nikola Jokic is by far the best player on both teams and with Denver going 4-1 SU in their last 5 vs Pacific Division teams, I have no choice but to back them once again here.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Predictions & Odds
Nuggets -1.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Points have been hard to come by for the Nuggets, especially on the road. Their last 5 of 6 games away from Ball Arena have all finished under the total and in their last 2 such games this team has scored just 99 and 89 points. When they play Western Conference teams the total tends to go under as that’s been the case in 6 of the last 8 such games. In their last 6 visits to LA the under has cashed 5 times, so there’s a pretty decent chance that might happen tonight as well. The Clippers have tried to speed things up recently, but facing one of the slowest teams in the NBA this season they might not have any choice but to play slow here. Denver ranks 26th in pace averaging just 98.7 possessions per game and as a result their opponents score just 106.1 points per game against them this season. Clippers opponents also score just 105.8 points per game against them as both of these teams rank in the top 10 in this category. Whoever has the upper hand on that side of the floor will come out on top in this one, so I think the smart play here is to back the under.
Under 212.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365