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?Saturday at 9:00 PM ET
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets will face Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
Line: Los Angeles -8.5
Moneyline: -403Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its initial figure, displaying no major movement. Los Angeles has a record of 37-28 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Denver is 13-12 against the spread as underdogs this year.
|Los Angeles Clippers||43-31||34-39||54-25|
Leonard leads the attack, responsible for 23.6% of the Clippers total offense, while taking an average of 20 shot attempts. Zubac is a force down low, he averages 2.7 offensive boards a game and collects 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 117.2 scoring average. Denver allows 109.7 per contest. The Clippers don't have to necessarily shoot well to win, when they shoot below their season average of 37%, they have a decent record of 24-17. The Clippers can win with a less than excellent performance on the glass, sporting a record of 22-17 when they fail to reach their 47.5 rebounding average, Denver allows 42.5 boards a game.
Jokic leads the attack, accounting for 17.9% of the Nuggets total offense, while taking an average of 14.7 field goal attempts. Jokic is a force in the low block, he averages 2.3 offensive rebounds a game and collects 22.1% of his team's rebounds. The Nuggets offense is orchestrated by Jokic, who is responsible for 26.7% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a contest.
Denver can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 19-23 when they fail to reach their 111 scoring average. Los Angeles allows 110.3 per contest. The Nuggets are 24-20 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Clippers allow opponents to shoot 35%. The Clippers allow 45.1 rebounds a contest, Denver hopes to capitalize, going 30-8 when they grab over their average of 43.9.
Los Angeles : 117
Denver : 107
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