NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Favorite: Los Angeles Clippers (49-23)
Underdog: Denver Nuggets (46-27)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Thursday at 9:00 PM ET
Kawhi Leonard will lead Los Angeles against Nikola Jokic and Denver on Thursday.
Line: Los Angeles -8.5
Over/Under: 223Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its original figure, showing no major change. Los Angeles has a record of 36-27 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Denver is 13-11 against the spread as underdogs this year.
|Los Angeles Clippers||43-31||35-38||53-25|
Leonard is a major contributor, accounting for 23.6% of the Clippers total offense, while taking an average of 20 shot attempts. Zubac is a player to watch, he averages 2.7 offensive boards a contest and records 15.8% of his team's rebounds. The Clippers offense is conducted by Williams, who is responsible for 23.8% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.8 times a game.
Los Angeles can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 22-19 when they fail to reach their 117.1 scoring average. Denver allows 109.6 a game. The Clippers are 24-19 when they shoot below their 47% season average from the field. The Nuggets allow opponents to shoot 46%. The Clippers can win with a less than stellar performance on the glass, sporting a record of 21-17 when they fail to reach their 47.6 rebounding average, Denver allows 42.5 boards a game.
Jokic is a major contributor, accounting for 17.9% of the Nuggets total offense, while taking an average of 14.7 shots per game. Jokic is a supplier of second chances, he averages 2.3 offensive rebounds a game and records 22.1% of his team's rebounds. The Nuggets offense is run by Jokic, who accounts for 26.6% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a game.
Denver can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 20-23 when they fail to reach their 111.2 scoring average. Los Angeles allows 110.4 per contest. The Nuggets are 24-19 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Clippers allow opponents to shoot 35%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Denver who have a record of 24-16 when they turn the ball over more than their 12.9 season average, Los Angeles forces 13.5 turnovers a contest.
Los Angeles : 116
Denver : 108
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