Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers - 4/15/14
Denver Nuggets (36-44) at Los Angeles Clippers (56-24)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, TNT
The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers will play for the fourth and final time on Tuesday. The Nuggets have won two of the first three meetings this season.
Although the Nuggets are eliminated from playoff contention, they have won four of their last six games, which includes beating Houston and Golden State. On the season, the Nuggets average 104.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allow 106.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. The Nuggets defense continues to be their downfall, as they’ve allowed 100-plus points in 11 of their last 14 games. Offensively, Kenneth Faried is shooting 52.4 percent from the field and averaging 14.4 rebounds in his last five games. The Denver Nuggets are 39-41 ATS overall and 21-19 ATS on the road.
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The Clippers are settled into the third seed in the West and may end up resting key players for this game. On the season, the Clippers average 107.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allow 100.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Despite his poor free throw shooting, DeAndre Jordan has posted six double doubles in his last eight games. Chris Paul is shooting 44.8 percent from three in his last five, and the Clippers are 18-3 in their last 21 games when scoring 100 or more points. The Los Angeles Clippers are 45-34-1 ATS overall and 20-20 ATS at home.
The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, while the home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
This game is another siutation where you aren't sure how long the Clippers stars are going to play or what the deal is. We know that the Nuggets have been trying to end the season on a positive note by beating Houston and Golden State SU. You shouldn't expect anything different here.
Take the Nuggets and the points.