Two of the Western Conference’s best teams will tangle tonight as the Los Angeles Clippers meet the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Colorado. Start time in this evening’s showdown between the Clippers and Nuggets is set for 10:30pm ET; the game will be broadcast live on TNT. The latest NBA Odds have Denver listed as a -4.5 against the spread home favorite and the game total set at 214 points. The Clippers are drawing +165 moneyline odds to register their 45th win of the season.
The Denver Nuggets have not had a great deal of success against the Clippers of late, losing six of their last eight meetings with L.A. However, the Nuggets thrashed Chris Paul and company the last time these two teams hooked up.
Denver scored a 92-78 win over the Clips at the Pepsi Center on January 1st as Andre Miller (filled in for an injured Ty Lawson) and Andre Iguodala combined for 24 points, 20 assists, and 10 rebounds. Kenneth Faried added a 14 point, 11 rebound double double in the easy win.
The 40-22 Nuggets also cruise into tonight’s game riding an impressive six game winning streak. Denver won those six games by an average of 8.3 points per contest after averaging 112 points per game.
The Clippers are hot too, though, as they recorded their ninth win in 11 games last night with a 117-101 win over the Bucks at the STAPLES Center. Los Angeles is also 5-0 in its last five road games, beating the Knicks, Sixers, Lakers, Pacers, and Cavaliers.
Notable Trend(s): The Nuggets, who are 26-3 at home this season, are 9-0 straight up and 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games as a home favorite with a spread between 4 and 7.5 points. The Under is 4-1 in the Clippers last five games as a road dog with a spread between 4 and 7.5 points.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds:
Los Angeles Clippers +4.5 (-110), Over 215 (-110), +170 (Moneyline)
Denver Nuggets -4.5 (-110), Under 215 (-110), -200 (Moneyline)
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