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Denver Nuggets at LA Clippers Betting Preview

After the Denver Nuggets won in Oklahoma City, they now close out their brief road trip against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight with hopes of keeping their winning streak alive. The game will tip off at 8:30 p.m. MT.

The breakdown: 

While the Nuggets did not cover against Oklahoma City, my first bet is going to be Nuggets -3. Denver is 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings in Los Angeles. They are 7-3 in their last 10 head-to-head matchups against the Clippers. Nikola Jokic put up 26 points and 22 rebounds last time out against the Clippers. While this was the one game Denver failed to cover the spread in their last six, Denver still walked away with a win. If you want a fallback option, just take Denver’s money line. Without the Clippers’ two primary scorers in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Denver is the better team and has something that the Clippers don’t in a star like Jokic. The Clippers are 2-4 in their last six ATS and have lost three of their last four. Look for Denver to win and cover the spread here tonight before returning home.

The second pick to look at is Aaron Gordon over 13.5 points. Will Barton is now out due to health and safety protocols so Denver is going to need somebody to step up and fill that void. Gordon is the perfect candidate for that. In his last two games, Gordon has had quiet nights but Denver has still managed to win those games. Tonight will have to be different however as Barton was starting to find his feet again and put up some decent numbers. Gordon averages more than 14 points on the road. Over his last 10 games he has hit the over in six games and has hit the over in three of the last five games. He is due for more usage and a bigger game on the stat sheet tonight.

Betting lines (subject to change): 

  • Denver is favored by -3 points tonight (opened at -2)
    • Clippers are home underdogs at +3 points
  • Over/under is 213.5 (began at 210)
  • Denver’s MoneyLine is -155
    • Clippers MoneyLine is +135

Covers.com trends: 

  • Under is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 road games
  • Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite
  • Clippers are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS win
  • Over is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 games following an ATS win
  • Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles
  • Under is 26-8-1 in the last 35 meetings in Los Angeles

Injury report: 

DEN


  • Jamal Murray – Out
  • Michael Porter Jr. – Out
  • PJ Dozier – Out
  • Markus Howard – Out
  • Will Barton – Health and safety
  • Vlatko Cancar – Out
  • Petr Cornelie – Out
  • Rodney McGruder – Day-to-day

LAC


  • Justise Winslow – Out
  • Jason Preston – Out
  • Luke Kennard – Out
  • Isaiah Hartenstein – Out
  • Paul George – Out
  • Kawhi Leonard – Out

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