Nuggets at Clippers - 4/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (29-50) at Los Angeles Clippers (54-26)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSW2
The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 104.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 15.5 points and 9.6 assists while Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is dishing 1.3 assists and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are coming off a Sunday win over the Kings in which they shot 54.9 percent from the field. The Nuggets have topped 100 points in six of their last 10 games. The Nuggets have lost six of their last seven road games. Erick Green is questionable with a shoulder injury.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22 points and 7.5 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 19.1 points and 10.2 assists. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.8 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep in their last five games. The Clippers have lost three home games since March. The Clippers still have a shot at the second seed in the West with a victory. Matt Barnes is questionable with a toe injury.
The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles.
While the Clippers will be playing this game to win, the Nuggets have done a decent job of covering big numbers this season and are coming off a monster offensive performance. I don't love the pick, but I'd side with the points if forced to pick.