The Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets will both be looking to make a statement when they square off in their showdown of top Western Conference title contenders on Friday night. With the Clippers looking to tie Denver for the second best record in the conference and the Nuggets looking to pick up their play over the final weeks of the regular season, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NBA Odds. Let’s see how the NBA odds will be for the Nuggets vs Clippers.
Nuggets vs Clippers 2020 NBA Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:30 PM ET
- Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
- TV: ESPN, Altitude, Prime Ticket, Sportsnet One
- NBA Odds: LA Clippers -5.5 / Total: 220
Why Bet On Denver
The Nuggets have won two straight after dropping their previous two and come into this contest off a thorough 115-98 dismantling of Detroit on Tuesday as backup forward Jerami Grant exploded for a career-high 29 points to lead the way to victory.
“We have a lot of talent on this team,” Grant told reporters. “A lot of players who can put up numbers, 20 points-plus a game. You never know where it’s going to come from on any given night.”
Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray both added 16 points in the win over the Pistons to help Denver become one of five teams reach the 40-win mark heading into this weekend.
“I think sometimes you have to stop along the way and understand where you’re are at and what you’re accomplishing,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “[We’re] only one of a few teams in the league that have 40 wins right now. So, I’m proud of our guys for getting these two home wins before going to L.A.”
Denver averages 110.7 points per game (19th) on 46.9 percent shooting (8th) while allowing 106.8 points per game (5th) on 45.6 percent shooting (12th). The Nuggets have gone 17-11 on the road this season.
- Total Score: 110.66
- Field Goal %: 46.9
- Three Point %: 35.61
- Free Throw %: 77.85
- Total Rebounds: 44.57
- Total Score: 106.79
- Field Goal %: 45.59
- Three Point %: 34.24
- Free Throw %: 75.41
- Total Rebounds: 43
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
- Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Nuggets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games.
Why Bet On The LA Clippers
LA has won two straight after losing their previous three games. The Clippers got past Phoenix 102-92 on Wednesday as all-star forward Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 24 points while adding 14 rebounds.
“We’re just trying to be on the same page right now,” Leonard told reporters. “It’s only been two games that we’ve won, so it’s nothing too huge. We’ve got to keep going.”
Recently acquired veterans Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson scored 18 and 12 points respectively for the league’s deepest team.
“These are veteran guys who know how to play,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said after the win. “I don’t know if it is what I envision, I just know they can play. I wasn’t looking for anything heroic or anything like that. They’re both going to win at least one playoff game each for us. You just know that. You know how the games are going to go.”
Los Angeles averages 115.6 points per game (6th) on 46.2 percent shooting (15th) while allowing 109.8 points per game defensively (13th) on 43.6 percent shooting (3rd). The Clippers have gone a stellar 23-6 at home this season.
- Total Score: 115.6
- Field Goal %: 46.15
- Three Point %: 36.46
- Free Throw %: 78.89
- Total Rebounds: 48.21
- Total Score: 109.79
- Field Goal %: 43.58
- Three Point %: 34.28
- Free Throw %: 76.25
- Total Rebounds: 45.86
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
- Clippers are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Clippers are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight up win.
- Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Clippers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Friday games.
- Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Nuggets vs Clippers Expert Analysis and Prediction
The Nuggets won five of the last six meetings against the Clippers including a 114-104 home win on Jan. 12, but that streak is coming to an end in this contest tonight roundball bettors. Los Angeles has everything to play for right now. The Clippers are at home and facing a dangerous Nuggets team that has their own legitimate championship hopes. LA is fully healthy and they have no excuses. LA has covered the chalk in five of their last seven home dates against Denver and I like the Clippers to get it done in this one behind their superior bench depth and a statement-making performance from Kawhi Leonard.
Pick: LA Clippers 114 Denver 106