Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game on NBA TV. Nikola Jokic and his Nuggets are looking to win back-to-back games as they head to Crypto.com Arena for a date with the Clippers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Los Angeles Clippers
This will be the 1st of 4 meetings between the Nuggets and Clippers this season, they won’t meet again until early January after tonight’s game, so bragging rights are on the line. There was nothing to brag about for the Clippers in their game vs Golden State the other night.
Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Luke Kennard all sat out which resulted in a 17-point loss. Looks like all 3 of them will sit out tonight’s game as well, leaving the Clippers in a rough spot at home against a Nuggets team that has beaten them 8 times in the last 10 meetings. LA is 5-1 SU in their last 6 home games, however they’ve had a tough time covering vs Northwest Division opponents, doing so just once in 5 games.
Denver hasn’t been as consistent as their fans hoped they would be lately. MVP Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. have been in and out of the line-up and over their last 5 games they’ve won only twice. They’re coming off an OT win at OKC, Jokic exploded for 39 points and carried the team on his back with both Murray and Porter Jr. out.
Whether or not either of those two play tonight remains to be seen, but even without them I feel like the Nuggets should have the upper hand, after all they still do have Jokic playing for them. Denver is also on a solid run in road games winning 6 of 8, they’ve also beaten 5 of 6 Western Conference opponents.
I’d wait for the injury report to come out before making any bets on this game. Normally I’d side with the Clippers at home, but they have so many injuries right now it’s hard to consider them against anyone. Take the Nuggets to win one on the road.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Predictions & Odds
Through injuries the Clippers have about 50 points per game out at the moment, which puts a huge dent into their scoring ability. Their last 15 of 20 games have all gone under the total, they play the slowest pace of any team in the NBA this season. At home in 10 games played the O/U has gone 2-8, so we could be in for another one of these defensive battles tonight.
The Nuggets do fancy a high score on the road this season, but even they have gone under in 4 of their last 6 overall. Against the Clippers at Crypto.com Arena the under has cashed in 5 games in a row. Both teams are heavily disrupted with injuries, I think the offenses will suffer as a result. Let’s back the under in this one.